Justine Elliot comes out hard against coal-seam gas
RICHMOND MP Justine Elliot has relinquished her role as parliamentary secretary for trade in favour of fighting coal seam gas mining.
Mrs Elliot, who made her stance against CSG mining recently, said the campaign conflicted with her obligations within the trade sector.
"I'll always stand up for locals on the issues that are important to us, like calling for a moratorium on CSG mining in our region," she said.
"In contrast, all the National Party MPs and candidates on the North Coast support harmful CSG mining in our area.
Mrs Elliot said it was time to draw a line in the sand on the environmental issue of CSG mining.
"We know the community's view," she said.
"It is clear.
"Our community does not want CSG mining.
"I call on the National Party state MPs to tell the O'Farrell government that our community demands a moratorium on CSG.
"The ball is totally in their court.
"The state government regulates and licenses coal-seam gas mining and they can stop it dead."
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