EARTHCHAT: End Native Forest logging and No More Gas

Updated: Sep 24

23 & 24 September: Missed the show? Listen back here.


Native forest logging and the transition off gas are two important issues that are looming large in the upcoming State election.


Forests

What is Victoria doing now and what could be done to protect Victoria's native forests? The Victorian government has announced native forest logging will end by 2030. Is this too late? Can an earlier date be achieved? What about forestry workers? We will explore these issues with Chris Shuringa, Campaign Coordinator in the Victorian Forests Alliance.


Gas

We know we need to electrify everything but how quickly can Victoria end its love affair with gas and why isn't it a good idea to drill for gas near the 12 Apostles? Freja Leonard, the coordinator for the No More Gas campaign by Friends Of the Earth Melbourne, will provide answers to these questions and more.


On EarthChat this week Peter Lockyer returns, and welcomes both Chris Shuringa, and Freja Leonard, to discuss the challenges for Victoria in Saving our Native Forests, and weaning Victoria of Gas, and some opportunities to impact on the outcome of the coming State election. These have been areas of concern for BEAM over the years.


EarthChat on 103.9 Seymour FM. This Friday at 10am, and repeated on Saturday morning at 8am. Now this is worth listening to.


Greater Glider, credit Save The Tallarook Forest


Tune in to BEAM's radio program EarthChat each Friday on Seymour FM at 10am or to the repeat on Saturday at 8am.

Radio: Seymour FM 103.9 MHz

Stream: www.seymourfm.com.au/audio-player.html

Podcasts: www.beam.org.au/earthchat


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