3 December 2013
Greens welcome Woop Woop horse riders campaigning for clean water and no CSG mining
WHAT: Donna and Mick Franklin are riding to Canberra to raise awareness about the dangers of Coal Seam Gas mining and the importance of water as part of ‘The Woop, Woop Ride’ campaign. Donna and Mick have been riding for three months with a team of nine horses.
Starting at Grafton in September and following the National Trail stock routes, they have braced bushfires, thunderstorms and flooded river crossings.
Glenugie farmers Donna and Mick Franklin are heading the campaign and will arrive at Parliament House on horseback.
Mick and his family have a deep and abiding attachment to their land, their horses and their water. The threat by Metgasco’s CSG drilling operations at Glenugie drove the family into action.
Greens spokesperson for water Senator Rhiannon and Greens spokesperson for CSG Senator Waters will be part of the welcome party and will address the rally.
The Greens have been the only Parliamentary Party with a policy of no new CSG.
PHOTO OP: Woop Woop riders Mick and Donna Franklin will be arriving at Parliament House on horseback.
WHERE: Authorised Assembly Area, Parliament House
WHEN: TODAY, Tuesday 3 December around 10.15am. There is a chance that there could be a delay in arrival time.
Brami Jegan for Senator Rhiannon 0487 350 880
Monique Vandeleur for Senator Waters 0419 626 725