Illawarra Knitting Nannas Against Gas set up camp outside Shellharbour MP Anna Watson's office

Illawarra Knitting Nannas Against Gas (IKNAG) visited Shellharbour MP Anna Watson last week. Picture supplied

Illawarra Knitting Nannas Against Gas (IKNAG) visited Shellharbour MP Anna Watson last week. Picture supplied

THE Illawarra Knitting Nannas Against Gas (IKNAG) set up camp outside of Shellharbour MP Anna Watson's office earlier this week.

As part of their pre-election campaign, IKNAG members paid a special visit to Ms Watson’s Shellharbour office in their move against Coal Seam Gas mining in water catchment areas.

Armed with signs reading “Stop Coal Seam Gas” the knitting nannas took to the streets to speak with the community about a recent report by chief scientists by ??

An IKNAG spokesperson said it was essential for a thorough investigation into the stakeholders of the industry and all the issues raised in the report before mining continues.

The group said Ms Watson had assured the group that she supported the IKNAG campaign and shared its concerns. 

Ms Watson said she welcomed the report, which made “useful contribution” to the debate on CSG. 

“I indicated that NSW Labor opposed CSG mining and explorations activities in Sydney Water Catchment Special Areas and had introduced legislation into the state parliament to ban such activity in this area.”

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