People from country and city united in a 5000-strong march on NSW Parliament on May 1, 2012 to protest the threat of Coal Seam Gas (CSG) mining companies to precious farming land and our water supplies. A red-baiting attack by NSW Resources & Energy minister Chris Hartcher to frighten off rural support by ridiculously claiming that the rally was being "run by the Socialist Alliance" (which is just one group building this broad alliance) fell flat. These efforts show how terrified the CSG mining companies and their friends are of this alliance.
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