Busy helping to organise an event in Mudgee in opposition to a $3,200/head Mining Industry Conference. Seven local community action groups including our own Running Stream Water Users Association have banded together to mount a rally/conference/dinner/bus tour next Tuesday and Wednesday. Inspired by the razzle dazzle of Mardi Gras I’ve made my own placard (pictured). Now the question is will the locals come out of their high vis vests and support us? Many of them are enjoying the wealth that is flowing from the destructive mines and their tantalising export dollars. But our food and water security is being threatened. Anyone with a child or grandchild should be deeply concerned about the sort of legacy we’re leaving them. You can’t eat coal and you can’t drink gas.