Mining concerns to be raised at Adelaide rally

LOCALS concerned about mining will have a chance to make their voices heard at a march and rally in Adelaide on August 2.

The Limestone Coast Protection Alliance, Stop Invasive Mining Group (Eyre Peninsula), and Yorke Peninsula Land Owners Group have joined forces for the planned rally and march

The rally will start on the steps of Parliament House at 10am, followed by a march to Victoria Square and further rally. 

Speakers will represent various areas of the state, giving insights on their areas, and the impacts that mining/petroleum exploration and production are having on communities. 

Various politicians have been invited to speak or attend.

The crux of the argument by those against mining is SA having only 4.6 per cent sustainable agricultural land outside of pastoral areas, which they feel is being invaded by mining and petroleum companies. 

According to the SA Resource Information Geoserver map, most of the State is covered by exploration licences or mining/petroleum tenements. 

Opponents feel tourism will be impacted in other regions, as the result of any gas or mining production.

They say city and rural people are concerned with impacts to the State's food bowl.

SE landholder and chairman of what was then the Limestone Coast Strike Out Alliance Will Legoe (left), agricultural advocate and SA representative for the Lock The Gate Alliance Anne Daw, Catherine
Pye and Coonawarra vigneron Dennis Vice, both members of the Limestone Coast alliance, were among the leaders of a protest rally against gas mining at Penola in January. A rally has been planned for August 2 concerning the same issues.

SE landholder and chairman of what was then the Limestone Coast Strike Out Alliance Will Legoe (left), agricultural advocate and SA representative for the Lock The Gate Alliance Anne Daw, Catherine Pye and Coonawarra vigneron Dennis Vice, both members of the Limestone Coast alliance, were among the leaders of a protest rally against gas mining at Penola in January. A rally has been planned for August 2 concerning the same issues.

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