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 →
According to a report from SMH, Santos have downgraded their Narrabri Coal Seam Gas (CSG) project to a ‘non-core asset’, fuelling expectation that they may sell the asset.
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.
A new report by the University of Melbourne Energy Institute has found that unmeasured methane leakage and fugitive emissions from unconventional gasfields could cause Australia to fail its Paris climate commitments.
The Victorian government's decision this week to ban coal-seam gas (CSG) exploration and fracking has sparked a renewed call by anti-CSG activists in the northern rivers for a total ban across NSW of all CSG activity.
The Victorian government will permanently ban CSG exploration and fracking, with Premier Daniel Andrews declaring the decision a win for the state's farmers, but in NSW the fight to defeat a massive Pilliga wastewater facility continues.
In the absence of a formal meeting north of Coffs Harbour to discuss the North Coast Regional Plan, Ballina Environment Society has organised a Public Information Session on the subject tonight.
Robert Rosen, Brunswick Heads. Don McMillan, Echo, May 26, might be a oil and gas worker of 30 years, but he does not seem to appreciate the difference between the natural gas normally supplied to Byron Bay restaurants (mainly from... Read More →
Don McMillan, Brookfield, Qld. As a visitor from Queensland I am impressed by the regions environmental consciousness and activism.
The state government has dismissed as a 'bureaucratic bungle' a CD it issued spruiking northern NSW to some 20,000 foreign mining investors as a good place for coal seam gas exploration.
Tony Gilding, Knockrow. I can see three possible reasons why the government continues to promote CSG in its export brochures and regional planning documents. The first possible explanation is that the no CSG for northern rivers policy is just one big lie. This is hard to believe.
A senate inquiry into the conduct of the unconventional gas industry, headed by independent senator Glenn Lazarus, wants to see the appointment of a federal ombudsman and the enshrined right of landholders to refuse access to miners.
Ballina Shire Cr Jeff Johnson. The NSW Government made a commitment to a Coal Seam Gas (CSG) free Northern Rivers before the last election that included the promise of buying back a number of exploration licenses in the region.
Anti-coal seam gas activists will converge in Lismore today as the NSW Planning Department arrives to brief the Lismore City Council on the draft North Coast Regional Plan.
Ross Joseph, Bentley. The Baird government is to be congratulated for its $25 million purchase of the Metgasco licences in the Clarence Moreton Basin within the Northern Rivers.
A Lismore councillor wants all northern rivers councils to take a united stand against the possibility of coal seam gas mining in the neighbouring Clarence-Moreton Basin.
The towns at the centre of the struggle against CSG two years ago have been left out of a consultation program for the state government’s draft North Coast Regional Plan.
Earthquakes caused by human activity will now be included in the US Geological Survey's seismic risk maps, the agency says after a sharp rise in tremors linked to wastewater disposal wells used by the oil and gas industry in Oklahoma.
New legislation to be tabled in NSW Parliament today that would brand peaceful protesters as ‘eco-fascists’ and hand police sweeping new powers has been described as an attack on democracy.
The Northern Territory’s chief minister has slammed the opposition for its 'moronic' approach to the economy, as an oil and gas company announced Labor’s fracking moratorium would cost the jobs of 140 workers.
Federal environment minister Greg Hunt’s first cousin today suspended herself 12 metres in the air to interrupt work at Santos’ controversial Leewood coal seam gas wastewater plant. And she was joined by some Lismore supporters.
Several north coast locals are among ten arrested at the Santos Pilliga CSG treatment plant so far.
Just weeks after selling its northern rivers CSG licences to the state government, Metgasco’s trucks have been spotted at its former Corella site at Dobies Bight,
A 52-year-old woman from Tweed Heads has locked herself under a worker’s truck at the Santos Leewood CSG wastewater treatment facility near Narrabri in the Pilliga forest, holding up work for the day.