Friday, 30 April 2010

SOS for the Scenic Hills

The rolling green Scenic Hills provide a beautiful backdrop to the Macarthur region and act as a buffer zone between Campbelltown and the Sydney suburbs. We're lucky in the Macarthur to have 'big sky' - a vast expanse of blue, unobscured by high rise and industrial chimneys. But there are plans to change that outlook - the Australian Gas Light Company (AGL) is seeking to build a gas plant on the Scenic Hills of Macarthur. South-West Sydney already has one of the highest rates of childhood asthma. Ozone levels in the area are already the highest in the state. The additional emissions from a gas plant will seriously detriment the Macarthur area's already fragile air and water quality. If this bothers you, please sign the petition.

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