Saturday, 22 November 2008

Eraring Vigil

Over 150 people gathered at Eraring Power Station to peacefully protest the failure of the Federal Government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Eraring is equal biggest coal fired power station in the country and is responsible for more than 12 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year.

"The protest is an expression of growing frustration in the community that the Federal Government is not taking the last chance we have to effectively and swiftly reduce greenhouse pollution. If we don't do it now, we condemn the Great Barrier Reef to death, we condemn our Pacific Island neighbours to homelessness and our own children to a uncertain and dangerous future," Rising Tide spokesperson, Georgina Woods said.

There were inspiring speeches from Greens Senator Christine Milne and Greens Councillor Phillipa Parsons as well as Holly Creenaune and others.

Greens were well represented with Federal, State (Lee Rhiannon and John Kaye) and Local Greens elected representatives present at the rally.

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