Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith (Australia): Dr Lloyd-Smith is a Senior Advisor at IPEN (International POPs Elimination Network) and for the National Toxics Network (NTN) Inc, a community based network working to ensure a toxic-free future for all. NTN was formed in 1993 and has grown as a national network giving a voice to community and environmental organisations across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Dr Lloyd-Smith will discuss the latest evidence against underground coal gasification (UCG). Mariann will address the pollution record of the three pilot UCG projects undertaken in Australia and talk about the litany of disasters which has seen over 300 km² quarantined, affecting families and farmers alike. She will also comment on the investigations underpinning the current Queensland government’s legal case against Linc Energy and its UCG project, costing the taxpayer $6.5 million plus.
On 15th October 2015, Mariann presented on the impacts of Underground Coal Gasification at the Extreme Energy Initiative (EEI), Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London. Watch the podcast here
A longer version with full Q and A will be available next week….