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BRC: Dear Mara, (reply to T&C article, September 24):
As stated in the list of what I stand for. I did say that protecting our valuable agricultural land was a priority of mine.
However, this sector, as you know, is controlled by the state and federal governments and as a mayor one is limited to what they can do.
However, I will support submissions to state and federal governments to protect our land and underwater supplies etc.
I do not have an in-depth understanding about shale gas and tight gas fracking and CSG. I do understand from what I have read and seen on reports on television the destruction done by some of these operations.
I do have concerns as to who will clean up the mess after the resources are extracted and the contractors have long gone.
As I have stated to you, I am not against all mining operations as this is also an important revenue stream for our state.
Each application for the above operations does have to pass an EIS and this is the time when we can look very closely at each operation on its merit.