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Stories about "coal seam gas":
Conspiracy theories abound these days. Most of them are feeble balloons that can be popped with one or two sharp facts, but a few contain some truth.
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?
Thousands stood firm against the threat of 800 riot police. They vowed never to bow to the miner. And it was that community solidarity which won the 'Battle of Bentley' a year ago. Now it's time to celebrate!
As of today, the clock is ticking. The Gasfields Free Northern Rivers is launching a countdown to the June 30 deadline set by the state government to buy back the Petroleum Exploration License (PEL) 445, which covers most of the Lismore electorate and parts of the Clarence.
Opponents of unconventional gas mining have welcomed reports that some NSW National Party politicians are lobbying their colleagues to support a ban on coal seam gas mining in the northern rivers region.
Local filmmakers are launching a crowd funding appeal to help bring the story of the Bentley Blockade to the big screen. They want to create a feature length documentary that tells the story of the blockade and the social movement that led to it.
Another conservative political voice has joined the chorus calling for a ban on coal seam licence from the north coast of new south wales.
A University of Queensland finding says that the federal environmental laws are failing to mitigate against Australia’s extinction crisis.