Veteran environmental campaigner Mr Drew Hutton will be a special speaker at Toowoomba’s World Environment Day at Lake Annand Park on Sunday 6 June 2010.
Mr Hutton is currently focusing his activities on coal seam gas and coal mining, after decades of wide-ranging concerns.
Last week he addressed 400 farmers at a protest meeting near Nangwee on the Darling Downs.
Toowoomba World Environment Day Committee spokesperson Mr Neil Riethmuller said many people are still unaware of the scale of the imminent threat of mining on the Darling Downs.
“What we think of as a food and cotton producing area will largely vanish if exploration results in exploitation of below-ground substances.”
“Toowoomba’s World Environment Day offers an excellent opportunity for the interested public to hear an expert in his field, and discuss alternatives.”
World Environment Day will commence at 10am and run until 4pm. The wet weather venue is Gabbinbar State School. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Neil Riethmuller Ph. 07 4634 7693