Help protect the Kimberley today!
Opposition to the proposed gas refineries at James Price Point is growing around the world thanks to the support you have provided to us over the years. Messages are coming through from all continents. Below is a sample of the support we are getting.
We’re winning but it’s not over
All economic analysts are saying that gas refineries at James Price Point will not be built. They say it would be $9 billion cheaper to use a floating platform and $2 billion cheaper to pipe to existing facilities in the Pilbara. However, the WA Premier has made it clear that he will continue to push for an industrial gas-processing site at James Price Point. We are taking this very seriously, and with your support we will continue to work hard to make sure that the Kimberley coast is protected from.
We can make a difference — but we need your help
After serious campaigning by EK and others, the WA government recently announced that mining would be put on hold in a 72km² area around the Horizontal Falls. This is a step in the right direction, but the Buccaneer Archipelago is still littered with mining tenements. With your help, we will continue the push to protect this internationally significant region.
The Federal Government will make a decision next year on the gas hub
We are expecting Minister for the Environment Tony Burke to make a decision about the gas hub next year. We need your help to make sure he fully understands our concerns.
We must also make sure the companies in this project hear us. We’ll be asking for your help with this very soon.
We need to raise $40,000 this year: an average of $100 from each EK member for 2013, our 17th year of protecting the Kimberley. Some give less, some give more — whatever people can afford.
Can you spare the price of one cup of coffee a week for the Kimberley?
We are grateful for all donations, large and small. We do find that regular, tax-deductible donations make a tremendous difference to our ability to plan.
As little as $5 a week would go a long way to helping us with our campaigns. That’s really easy to organise through our website here is the link to our online giving webpage. If you have any difficulty you can ring Christine in the office on (08) 9192 1922.
We sincerely appreciate your past and future support — our members are the backbone of our organisation.
Merry Christmas to you all.
PS Here’s what your tax-deductible donation to Environs Kimberley would achieve:
We need $15,000 a month to keep us operational. We need funding for publications to inform the community of what’s happening in the Kimberley. Funds to travel to meet decision-makers in Perth and Canberra are also vital for our work.
$100 pays our phone bill for a week.
$1,000 would print 2,000 brochures.
$5,000 would cover our travel costs for the year.
$15,000 keeps us going on all fronts for a month.
Here’s some other practical things you can do to help:
- Write to the Federal Minister for the Environment and ask him to reject gas refineries on the Kimberley coast (download our guide here)
- Become a member of EK – we’ll keep you informed, and your membership supports a local grassroots organisation that has been standing up for the Kimberley for fifteen years.
- Join our Facebook page and help spreading the word about our campaigns to your networks
In 2013, we’ll need your help to keep the Kimberley coast gas-free!