Richmond MP Justine Elliot has vowed to fight coal-seam gas mining.
Richmond MP Justine Elliot has vowed to fight coal-seam gas mining. John Gass

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."

Did Justine Elliot do the right thing resigning from her role as parliamentary secretary for trade?

This poll ended on 28 February 2013.

Current Results

Yes

85%

No

11%

Unsure

2%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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