David Paull was an ecologist working for the Office Environment and Heritage (OEH) and a former greens candidate.
Paull was upset about new gas and fracking projects and the proposed amendment to the vile Native Vegetation laws in the wake of the tragic shooting of fellow officer Glen Turner by a farmer over land clearing disputes.
I have never heard any green, Paull included, take a public stand about the high rates of suicide by Australian farmers ( also downplayed by the ABC) or support people like Peter Spencer whose lives have been ruined by the green tainted environmental laws controlling farmers. Not once.
For that alone Paull and his ilk deserve to be called bastards along with Bandt and the rest of these pampered hypocrites who put nature ahead of human interest.
So on the face of it this is a good thing; a green bastard removes himself from being able to cause trouble within the bureaucratic ranks. Good on the state government for facilitating this.
In respect of Paull’s noble concern for gas and fracking. This is crap. The EPA in the US has been trying to prosecute frackers for years for pollution and has failed. And there is peer reviewed papers showing fracking does not contaminate.
In Australia a leading alarmist professor Garry Willgoose, with whom I had some stoushes some time ago at Newcastle University when I brought David Stockwell and Miklos Zagoni out for talks, has published a useful analysis of fracking in both coal and shale deposits where legitimate issues about fracking are raised.
It’s a pity Paull could not be as measured.
In fact the real issues with fracking are to do with governmental right of entry onto properties and fair and just compensation for landowners when government policies remove the effective use of their property.
This last issue is what destroyed Spencer and many other farmers. Australia’s involvement with Kyoto and other international agreements has seen many farmers dispossessed from their properties so Australian governments can claim they have met their international obligations for CO2 sequestration; which basically means locking up farm land and preventing viable productive farming from occurring.
So despite there being concerns about company right of entry onto private land to explore for coal and gas the greater acts of dispossession of farmers are caused by green ideology and the great lie of AGW with all its diverse and oppressive policies.
This noble cause of protecting our farming heritage is beneath the likes of Paull though who sits in his comfortable urban home enjoying the lifestyle produced by farmers and others who extract our wealth from nature. Paull like Bandt and the other greens is more concerned with nature than humans and seek to use their power to prevent nature from being disturbed by the likes of farmers like Spencer. That their useless lifestyle is dependent on farmers like Spencer being able to farm and on the cheap energy produced by gas and coal is ignored or taken for granted by them.
What a hypocrite; what a bastard.