State government department recommends that a new thermal coal mine should proceed on the very same day that the IPCC warned the world needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.
ACCC report reveals that gas exporting companies are sucking up a lion’s share of Australian gas and continuing to charge Australian gas users through the nose.
Lock the Gate Alliance says the NSW Government’s Strategic Release Framework for coal and gas exploration, announced today, allows holders of ‘expunged petroleum titles’ to reapply for areas where licences have been bought back or cancelled, including in the northern rivers.
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.
Former independent member for New England Tony Windsor has joined farmers from the Liverpool Plains in a media campaign launched today that puts the Turnbull government on notice to cancel the approval of Shenhua’s controversial mega coal mine. The advertisement... Read More →
A group of northern rivers anti-CSG campaigners will meet with state MPs in Sydney next week to urge the NSW government to 'finish the job' and buy-out all remaining gas licences in the region.
Farmers and residents from Gloucester on the mid north coast, under siege from coal-seam gas (CSG) exploration, will be joined by campaigners from Lock the Gate and GetUp! in Lismore and Mullumbimby tomorrow and Saturday to update northern rivers locals on the ongoing fight against the controversial industry.
Celebrating the day that Metgasco and a huge cohort of police was sent packing, the folk of Bentley and their supporters gathered at the Bentley Hall on Saturday for songs, dance, speeches of warning and hope.
Northern Rivers residents are being urged to ditch energy retailers that support the coal seam gas industry.
Anti-CSG groups have rejected claims gas mining was not a key issue in the NSW election and are demanding action from premier Mike Baird.
An upper house inquiry into CSG mining in the state has concluded any expansion of the industry should stop until all of the recommendations of the NSW chief scientist, Professor Mary O’Kane, are complied with.
The Enmore Theatre in Newtown’s Entertainment Precinct was the hub of an anti-CSG wheel on Sunday as Sydney-siders and visitors from across the country gathered to Rock the Gate. The entire area came alive as more than 70 performers across... Read More →
Lock the Gate has hailed the publication of Australia’s first peer-reviewed research into ‘fugitive’ methane emissions from coal-seam gas mining, saying it backs up similar research in the US.
The decision made by the NSW Department of Planning to deny Whitehaven Coal a special permit to clear for the Maules Creek coal mine during the sensitive spring/early summer months has vindicated community concerns of its environmental impact, according to... Read More →
Australia's water resources face an unprecedented threat from inappropriate mining in drinking-water collection zones and vital groundwater recharge areas, according to the Lock the Gate Alliance.
The final report of the independent review of coal seam gas activities in NSW concludes that the CSG industry should be allowed to go ahead in the state, albeit under much tighter control and scrutiny than anywhere else in Australia.
A 'gasfield-free' declaration by several rural communities around Byron shire yesterday came only hours before residents of a western Sydney housing estate were shocked to find gas leaking from an AGL coal-seam gas (CSG) well just 200 metres from their homes.
Calls are being made for work on AGL’s controversial Gloucester gas project should stop immediately pending a full inquiry into the payment by the company of more than $100,000 in political donations while the project was being approved.
A coal seam gas firm says it has bought properties near its southeast Queensland operations to build infrastructure, not because of ill-health claims.
Page MP Kevin Hogan has betrayed his constituents and the National Party has walked away from its commitments to protect the national ‘water trigger’ on coal seam gas, according to Lock the Gate.
On Thursday the 'Community Consultative' page on Metgasco's website did some rounds on social media, primarily because the body of the document was written entirely in Latin.
Exclusive video: As politicians across the northern rivers clamour to claim credit for the suspension of Metgasco’s Bentley permit, the people who really made it happen are taking a moment to celebrate – and consider what comes next.
The Lock the Gate Alliance says a Royal Commission is needed to investigate the ‘whiff of corruption’ pervading the State Government’s links with the mining industry.
Gas explorer Metgasco, which was planning to drill an exploratory tight sands gas well at Bentley this month, has announced work may not in fact begin in April. But the company denies mass protests are a factor.
Farmers and local anti-gas groups have welcomed moves by the state government to place a moratorium on CSG exploration licences and raise the cost of the licences to $50,000. But may say it does not go far enough.