Listening Notes: AGL's Environmental Effects Statement fails to convince Westernport community; Space archeology and protecting the moon's environment

Monday, 7 September 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Photo by Jorge Gardner, Unsplash

Photo by Jorge Gardner, Unsplash

 

Responses to AGL's Environmental Effects Statement reveal the risks of a floating gas terminal in Westernport Bay

Victor Komarovsky is a community organiser for Environment Victoria working to stop the floating gas terminal project proposed by AGL for Cribb Point in Westernport Bay.  On July 2nd AGL's Environmental Effects Statement (EES) was made availabe for public comment. Submissions closed on August 26th and at least 10,000 were received. Victor Komarovsky explains why the response has been overwhelmingly negative and the reasons the community, councils and scientsts are concerned.

 

Can the moon be a person?

Alice Gorman (@drspacejunk) is an Associate Professor in Archeology and Space Studies at Flinders University. She's a leader in the field of space archeology and her research focuses on the archeology and heritage of space exploration, including space junk, planetary landing sites and off-earth mining.

We talk about how she became involved in space archeology, the richness and magic of the moon's environment and the importance of valuing it; i.e. not seeing the moon as just one more mining opportunity. Check out Alice Gorman's article Can the Moon be a person? As lunar mining looms, could a change of perspective protect the Earth's ancient companion here and the link to the podcast of the MVA Public Forum on the Moon held on August 18th, 2020 here.