The Independent Planning Commission for the NSW government, who will make the final decision on the Narrabri Gas Field development, have heard hundreds of concerns over the last week about the plans to drill 850 coal seam gas wells in and around the Pilliga State Forest in the northwest of NSW.
A possible connection between the water used by farmers east of the Pilliga State Forest and the proposed Santos Narrabri gas field is being ignored by the NSW Planning Department.
The people of the Northern Rivers of NSW breathed a big sigh of relief when they stopped the unconventional gas industry at Bentley. But the industry didn't stop when it hit resistance – it simply went around us, and left the region in a false bubble of security.
Gas is in the air again. The northwest of NSW is preparing for the unfolding of a giant gas field, from the far Queensland border to Dubbo. The first of seven stages will be the Narrabri Gas Project, with 850 wells in the Pilliga State Forest.
Experts at odds with Liberal National party plans to lock in gas exploration and production over the next 30 years.
Yesterday the Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Moratorium Bill was debated in the NSW Lower House (Legislative Assembly) of parliament and was defeated with 36 votes in favour and 38 votes against.
Labor, the Greens, the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party and the Animal Justice Party joined together with independent MLC Justin Field to pass the Coal Seam Gas Moratorium Bill last night in the NSW Upper House. The challenge now is to get support for it in the Lower House.
With a fossil-fueled storm brewing, Farmers for Climate Action (FCA) say the Federal Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap places too much emphasis on the ongoing role of fossil fuels, especially gas,
Yesterday a 104-page report was released by the parliamentary inquiry into the CSG industry in NSW. The report details how the NSW Government has failed to fully implement the majority of the NSW Chief Scientist’s 16 recommendations from 2014.
Back in 2013 the state government led by Barry O’Farrell commissioned the chief scientist, professor Mary O’Kane, to conduct a comprehensive review of CSG-related activities, focusing on the human health and environmental impacts of unconventional gas.
If you had to walk a kilometre to pump your water from a well, do you think you would be careful how many drops you used?
Labor's proposal to support fracking in the Northern Territory is highlighting the risk for many locals of voting for Labor over the Greens in a seat like Richmond where there is a real chance of The Greens winning the seat.
In a huge win for protectors in the anti-gas fight, a tribunal of international legal experts has delivered a scathing report on fracking, arguing the unconventional gas and oil drilling method is a human rights violation.
Between the government and the mining companies, we are slowly destroying this country. Not only did we steal it from the First Nations Peoples, now we are poisoning the land they love so much.
Even though almost all of the 23,000 submissions in response to the the Santos Narrabri Project were against Pilliga CSG mining going ahead, locals a still fighting to have their voice heard. Determined to forgive ahead, Santos are laying kilometres... Read More →
North-west NSW farmers were joined by a traditional custodian last week at a protest outside the Sydney annual general meeting of the company that plans to build a gas pipeline to Santos’s controversial Narrabri coal seam gas scheme.
The Greens have condemned the paltry fine given to gas company Santos for not having appropriate approval for using treated coal seam gas water and called for an increase in penalties for breaches of licences or misconduct.
The Byron Knitting Nannas Against Gas have today launched a 'Nanna Coastguard' at the Byron lighthouse.
Lock the Gate Alliance says the Turnbull government’s attacks on state gas regulations are ‘cowardly attempts to distract from its own inaction at the expense of farmers standing up for their land and water’.
Months into the making of their new film, local duo Cloudcatcher Media has launched a trailer and the farmers who are producing the project have launched a Chuffed crowdfunder
Hundreds of people from Grafton to the Queensland border flanked the Pacific Highway on Saturday (July 8) for the annual Water is Life protest action.
Baseline coal seam gas (CSG) datasets have been established for the Richmond River catchment identifying that there are no methane seeps into the Richmond river.
Several years in the making, fossil fuel extraction company Santos released their Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Narrabri Gas Project on February 21 with hard and digital copies being made available for the public view. With an initial 60... Read More →
The Knitting Nannas Against Gas (KNAG) promised the families of the Chinchilla gas fields that they would not forget them and they are keeping their Nanna word.
Two northern rivers filmmakers have created a free, animated guide for citizens wanting to become community activists.