Jennifer Elliott lives in a small rural community in Northern New South Wales, where she moved 20 years ago because we saw the environment as being unpolluted and pristine — her husband had secondary cancer at that time and, since then, has made a full recovery.
Jennifer first became aware of Coal Seam Gas several years ago with the release of the movie Gasland. Information came to her that this type of exploration had started in Queensland and then crept into New South Wales, close to her doorstep. As she and many others rely on both rain and bore water, she began to think I about the bigger picture — the Great Artesian Basin and the impact this exploration could have, and sadly now is having, all over our country.
Jennifer says she made a silent promise to our own grandchildren – and children all over this land – that she would advocate on their behalf, to the best of her ability, for clean water and food.