VIDEO: As Saturday morning dawned, the Angel of Bentley rose over Byron Bay's Main Beach, almost a year to the day that the blockade wound up after the state government halted Metgasco's CSG drilling licence there.
More than fifty people shut down access to AGL’s controversial fracking site at Gloucester in NSW on Saturday, saying the state government’s new ‘Gas Plan’ has ‘thrown the fractured community under the wheels of the gas industry’. There are five... Read More →
The coal-seam gas (CSG) issue is set to become a major election issue on the north coast next March following the latest war of words on the industry's bid to get a foothold in the region.
It’s quiet out here among the fields of sorghum that flood these fertile flatlands. Occasional hills dot this broadacre sea like islands. Here and there, a farmhouse marks its turf with a shade tree and sheds. It’s lovely. But there’s a coal mine, so farmers are being forced to move off their land as the mines grow.
Farmer Ted Borowski spent a day between a truck and a hard place as part of a blockade of coal seam gas trucks in northwest NSW.