I live only 13 kilometres from this lovely town, which is the garden market of western Melbourne. We buy most of our fresh produce along the Avenue of Honour.
However, trouble is afoot. Coal mining and Coal Seam Gas, no less.
Whilst I heard about this horrible news awhile ago, but I thought that it wouldn’t come to anything, and that our state government couldn’t be that stupid as to grant an exploration licence for fossil fuels in our area.
Here is the description from the video;
“Bacchus Marsh locals are concerned, and with good reason.
Mantle Mining have an Exploration License (EL) which includes Bacchus Marsh and 386 km2 of the surrounding area.
This license is for both open cut and coal seam gas mining with an estimated 1-2 billion tonnes of coal targeted for export.
Join our community where we look at the risks, the issues and the people of beautiful Bacchus Marsh.”
I fully support this community action of No Coal in the Marsh!