Un­help­ful com­ments

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In last week’s Gazette Mark McAr­dle once again made un­help­ful state­ments in re­gards to the Dain­tree elec­tric­ity cri­sis re­peat­ing the guess­work amount of $40 mil­lion for a grid and said that this is too ex­pen­sive and it is not go­ing to hap­pen. Mean­while there are nu­mer­ous other politi­cians at state and fed­eral level do­ing far more con­struc­tive work ac­tively look­ing for fund­ing and Er­gon is do­ing cal­cu­la­tions based on the ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est from land own­ers col­lected by the Dain­tree En­ergy Com­mit­tee. They un­der­stand that an en­tire com­mu­nity liv­ing in en­ergy poverty like in a third world coun­try is sim­ply not ac­cept­able, and the pol­lu­tion and en­ergy waste caused by stand­alone gen­er­a­tor based sys­tems is a dis­grace in a world go­ing greener and greener. While the En­ergy Min­is­ter speaks words of un­der­stand­ing dur­ing meet­ings in the Dain­tree when he is face to face with peo­ple close to tears, he does a back­flip ev­ery time he goes home to Bris­bane. Dain­tree res­i­dents can rest as­sured that we will NEVER give up on a so­lu­tion to this cri­sis, and are urged to join and sup­port www.dain­tree­hour.com and its Face­book group.

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