The second state Country Women’s Association has raised its hand to protect the future of the land and rural communities.
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.
Harking back to Frocks on the Frontline from the Doubtful Creek and Bentley blockades, the Knitting Nanna’s hosted Frocks Back on the Frontline yesterday at the Eltham hall
Fracking will be banned in Victoria until 2020 if the Liberal-National coalition wins power again.
The Greens mining spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham says the community's worst fears have been realised, with the EPA announcing they are investigating AGL's detection of fracking chemicals in ground water after recent hydraulic fracturing operations at Gloucester.
R J Poole, Lismore. After years of marching, submissions, letter writing and the largest popular protest in the history of our region, the state government still wants to see us all get hydraulically fracked.
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 →
With the state government poised to announce its acceptance of the chief scientist’s report into CSG, northern NSW farmers are warning that attempts to buy them off with compensation packages won’t work.
There were more arrests at Gloucester three hours north of Sydney this morning, as fracking continues behind a five metre high bush-green wall less than 150 metres from the heavily guarded road.
Nine people have been arrested during protest activity near AGL’s coal seam gas site at Gloucester so far this week after fracking equipment arrived in Gloucester on Monday morning
Gloucester locals this morning blocked access to the site where gas company AGL plans to frack for coal seam gas.
Peter Olson, Goonengerry. If Russian gas supplies to Europe are cut by war, the US may benefit, by supplying gas to Europe, through its newly found abundance of fracking gas: giving a whole new dimension to the problems caused by fracking gas.
Mark O'Brien, Mullumbimby/Bali. A recent article on Alternet.org about fracking presents figures that show increased traffic fatalities caused by increased heavy trucking in the areas where fracking takes place.
Dave Rawlins, Mullumbimby Creek. Metgasco’s website clearly shows they have an agenda to convert large areas of the northern rivers into a gasfield. For this to be economically viable, Metgasco will be fracking us senseless.
John Fenton is a reluctant film star but the gently spoken man in a ten-gallon hat packed out Bangalow’s A&I Hall last night.
Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham talks about his ‘Frack Finding Tour’ to the US to see the unfolding devastation of the coal-seam gas industry there. ‘They call it the rape, ruin and run industry.’ Video Sharon Shostak