|PAC Hearing audience, Singleton 30 June 2015. Ph Kate Ausburn|
There were nearly two days of 5-minute responses to the proposal to expand the Rio Tinto open cut mine. The PAC heard about the contribution this expansion will make to climate change through the burning of more coal, the impact on traditional owners' responsibility to care for the land, and other damage it will do to the surrounding land, including to rare and unique ecosystems and economic viability of farm businesses. WRVAP contributed two responses—by David Watson and Margaret Roberts.
|Uncle Kevin Taggart giving his response to the proposed Rio Tinto expansion. Ph Kate Ausburn|