Robert McLean's Podcast

Friends of the Earth protest about Victoria's coal-to-hydrogen project

April 25, 2019 Season 2 Episode 110
Robert McLean's Podcast
Friends of the Earth protest about Victoria's coal-to-hydrogen project
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Robert McLean's Podcast
Friends of the Earth protest about Victoria's coal-to-hydrogen project
Apr 25, 2019 Season 2 Episode 110
Robert McLean/Cam Walker/7:30 Report
Protesting about Victoria's coal-to-hydrogen project
Show Notes

About 25-people gathered on the footpath outside the Melbourne head office of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for a Friends of the Earth protest to raise awareness about the group's dislike for new project in the Latrobe Valley aimed at creating hydrogen from coal.
But it was not just about demonstrating the concerns the group has for the project, rather the protest was also about creating an awareness among the public through social media and so the protest was an wonderful picture opportunity.
Speakers included an organizer from Friends of the Earth, Cam Walker, and a spokesperson from the Westernport and Peninsula Protection Council, along reading of two letters from people unable to attend the protest, but who were concerned about the impact the project, primarily the carbon capture and storage of the resultant carbon dioxide in old gas and oil wells just off the coast of Victoria's iconic 90 Mile Beach.

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