Greens ready to fill void if Nationals cave in to Liberals on CSG

MEDIA RELEASE – 12 June 2015

The Greens NSW mining spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham today declared the Greens as ready and willing to fill the political void if the Nationals cave into Liberal Party pressure to reject a motion to ban coal seam gas from the Northern Rivers that is being discussed at today’s National Party conference.

“If the National Party caves into pressure from the Liberals on coal seam gas, the Greens are ready and willing to fill the political void and represent those communities concerned about coal seam gas,” said Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham.

“This is a real test for the National Party.  Do they have the strength to stand up to city Liberals and protect land, water and farmers, or do they cave in and side with the big mining companies?

“If the National Party fail the test and cave in to the Liberal Party, then they should formally merge with the Liberals or else leave the Coalition.

“The Greens have a bill before Parliament that prohibits coal seam gas and other unconventional gas extraction throughout NSW.”

Contact: Max Phillips –0419 444 916

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