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Media Coverage

Please find below, links to various media coverage relating to MEG, No New Coal Bacchus Marsh and other environmental issues in the Moorabool area.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, as the recent media coverage is quite extensive.


20th May 2013 - Moorabool Council Supports State Wide Moratorium
http://www.meltonweekly.com.au/story/1513950/long-hard-road-for-bacchus-marsh-seam-miners/?cs=1476 and Moorabool news (see attachment at bottom of this page)

20th May 2013 - Details of the 5 minute documentary 'Is it worth the Risk?' and size of the proposed coal mine
http://www.meltonweekly.com.au/story/1514025/engineer-predicts-giant-hole-at-bacchus-marsh-mine-site/?cs=1476

27th April 2012 - upcoming Picnic Rally to say goodbye to Mantle Mining - includes an audio interview with Kate Tubbs
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/04/27/3490094.htm

24th April 2012 - 100 people gathered at Bacchus Marsh's town hall to hear doctors discuss the potential health effects of open cut coal mining in Bacchus Marsh
http://www.meltonweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/doctors-warn-of-opencut-mine-dangers/2532224.aspx

6th March 2012 - latest exploratory results - by Mantle Mining
http://www.meltonweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/coal-exploration-mantle-digs-deep-for-good-result/2478694.aspx

6th February 2012 - Quit Coal protestors chain themselves to Drill Rig
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/bacchus-marsh-drill-site-sparks-protest-20120206-1r1w8.html
http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/62024/mantle-mining-protest-pregnant-woman-chains-herself-to-drill/

17th Jan 2012 - Mining and protected grassland don't mix!
http://www.meltonweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/mining-grassland-preservation-dont-mix/2421859.aspx

15th November 2011 - False report that Mantle Mining were pulling out of Bacchus Marsh
http://melton-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/bacchus-marsh-project-a-minefield/

1st November 2011 - A 'MEG organised' event - Earth Ball Relay
http://melton-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/having-a-ball-in-bacchus-marsh/

24th October 2011 - Green Left story written by Rose De la Cruz
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/49191

18th October 2011 - Video coverage of MEG Community Meeting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j0mrlKGQ6f4

18th October 2011 - Story on ABC news re Mantle Mining's drill findings and concerns from farmers
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-10-18/bacchus-marsh-coal-drill-exceeds-expectations/3576464

18th October 2011 - Front page of the Age featuring Kate Tubbs
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/not-in-our-backyard-locals-tell-upbeat-mining-company-20111017-1ltew.html

17th October 2011 - Melton Leader - article on Mantle Mining's findings from the first exploratory drill holes at Bacchus Marsh
http://melton-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/bacchus-marsh-coal-test-drilling-beats-expectations/

8th October 2011 - story on Moorabool Environment Group members speaking at the inquiry into Greenfields Mineral Exploration and Project Development in Victoria
http://www.thecourier.com.au/news/local/news/general/bacchus-marsh-farmers-to-have-a-say-on-coal-mining/2317130.aspx

19th Sept 2011 - story covering the Switch off Coal protester who climbed one of the drills and chained himself to it
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/switch-off-coal-collective-protestor-chains-himself-to-bacchus-marsh-drilling-rig/story-e6frf7jo-1226140553721

7th September 2011 - ABC News coverage of our Public Meeting
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-09-07/victorians-call-for-coal-exploration-limits/2874044

1st September 2011 - The Courier's story on protesters against the exploration of brown coal in Bacchus Marsh who chained themselves for an hour in the Melbourne office of the mining company’s financial underwriter, Cygnet.
http://www.thecourier.com.au/news/local/news/general/bacchus-marsh-residents-protest-in-chains/2278225.aspx

23rd August 2011 - Article outlining concerns by locals and quoting comments from Mantle Mining
http://melton-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/digging-in-for-a-fight-in-bacchus-marsh/

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Natasha Mills,
Jul 7, 2013, 1:47 AM
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