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Submission of the month - April
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and plenty of space to add your own comments if you wish. Our thanks
to those who have done so.
I volunteered with
the Ningaloo turtle program earlier this year, and I read about
and spoke to many people on both sides if this issue. Any economic
benefit the salt mine may bring is not worth the risk to an already
fragile ecosystem that is so unique. Exmouth needs to explore options
that will benefit the economy in a sustainable way, not by exploiting
the beautiful and diverse natural surroundings that attract people
to Exmouth as both residents and visitors.
The people of Exmouth who don\'t
want this mine are those who are informed and realistic about both
the natural environment and the economical point of views. Those
who do want it to go ahead are those who are concerned with how
much money they can make off it, and are the same people who go
out in their boats or on the beach with their nets, take far more
fish than they need, throw their cigarette buts in the water and
run their air-conditioners 24 hours a day, and tell me proud stories
about how they used to shoot turtles and then complain that Exmouth
isn\'t like it used to be. This is what I have seen talking to many,
many people while I stayed there.
Once damage is done, it will impossible
to reverse it. Think about the future Alan, past the next election,
and don't allow this project to go ahead.