Works began yesterday 24/06/18 on the foreshore…

Works began yesterday 24/06/18 on the foreshore…

The Port of Hastings commenced ‘remediation works’ yesterday 24/06/18 on the foreshore adjacent to the Crib Point jetty in Westernport Victoria.  Apparently they have had the go-ahead for this from DELWP (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning).  

AGL is proposing to install a Permanent Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) at the jetty for processing imported LNG.

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Westernport: Paying for Government Error

Westernport: Paying for Government Error

If AGL is allowed to proceed with its floating storage regasification unit this is what I feel about it:

“Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio said the government supported the facility due to its potential to bring cheaper gas to Victoria. She said strict environmental requirements would need to be met before any decisions were made.”

Just one month ago, Daniel Andrews said on Radio Melbourne, “it is not a gas shortage, we produce in Victoria double the amount of gas that we use each year, about 405 Pda joules that what we produce, we use just over 200 pj’s every year.  What they’re saying (AGL) is that so broken is the gas market that they can land Australian gas back here in Victoria cheaper than we can buy it, it is a very, very broken system and they think there is an opportunity, not because of a shortage but because of market failure if you like to be very, very profitable.

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Westernport is Recognized as Fragile and Valuable Both Internationally and Locally

Westernport is Recognized as Fragile and Valuable Both Internationally and Locally

People who gathered at last Sunday’s Save Westernport rally in Hastings assembled into the shape of an enormous ship just HALF the length of the 295m gas processing tanker that AGL want to PERMANENTLY moor at Crib Point jetty.
In her speech at the rally Karri Giles from Westernport Bay Protection Council said people who scuba dive say that Westernport Bay is more healthy and diverse now than most places around the world.

Westernport Bay is worth billions every year in its healthy state, and is too precious to lose.

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Does AGL Have Social License?

Does AGL Have Social License?

To be able to operate, corporations like AGL require what is known in the business as SOCIAL LICENSE. This quality is not easily defined but without it, they would NEVER be permitted to infiltrate communities to conduct their hazardous and typically irresponsible business.
 
The need to have this illusive SOCIAL LICENSE to operate makes it essential for big corporations like AGL to employ “public liaison” specialists whose actual job is to soothe and smooth over all resistance and opposition to whatever operations head office requires, no matter how questionable.

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