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Media Release: Gasfields remain an existential threat to the Northern Rivers

Battlelines are being redrawn over gasfield developments in the northern rivers as the state government moves to exclude Ballina from gas licences but leaves the rest of the region exposed” That’s the message coming from Gasfields Free Northern Rivers spokesperson Dean Draper, following the government renewal this week of Darts exploration license over areas surrounding, […]

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Australian Doctors Have Raised A Health Red Flag Over Coal Seam Gas Developments

Business Insider Uncertainties about the health implications of unconventional gas production should be a factor in putting the brakes on the industry in Australia, say researchers in the Medical Journal of Australia. The absence of concrete evidence of harm does not mean there is no harm and an attitude of precaution, just like when testing […]

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Nationals Member for Page talking on the dangers of #CSG

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MR: Minister warned of a ‘world of pain’ for gas companies in the Northern Rivers

Community representatives attending a meeting with Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane in Canberra on Tuesday will warn the minister that the industry will face a ‘world of pain’ if it attempts to impose itself upon the Northern Rivers. The warning comes as new research released by Southern Cross University has found overwhelming opposition to the […]

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Metgasco to start drilling again on New South Wales north coast

Coal seam gas company Metgasco is recommencing its operations on the far north coast of New South Wales. The company suspended its operations in the region about six months ago, citing an uncertain political climate. Chairman Nick Heath says he was encouraged by what he heard at last week’s energy summit in Sydney. He says […]

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MR: “High Risk Incident” – Drill Pipes Exploded from Gas Well

The NSW Mine Safety Investigation Unit has released a report on a ‘high risk incident’ at a Metgasco gas well near Casino in July this year, where more than 200m of steel drill pipes shot out of the well at high pressure.  The unconventional tight gas well had been fracked in 2010. Key quotes from […]

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News: Test your bores, landholders in gas fields advised

By James Nason21 Jun 2013 A new online mapping tool which identifies the locations of existing CSG wells in Queensland has helped to highlight just how large and concentrated the industry’s footprint has become in a few short years. Almost 6000 coal seam gas wells have now been drilled in Queensland, and a further 4000 […]

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Take action today to help us protect Australia

Over half of our wonderful country, a massive 437 million hectares of land, is covered by coal and gas licences or applications.  Not even our greatest international tourist icons are safe – with places like the Kimberley, Arnhem Land and the Great Barrier Reef at risk. Our best agricultural land and our precious water resources […]

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News: Report damns CSG health effects

Stock and Land ON THE back of damning report released this week about the potential health effects on communities across Australia from coal and coal seam gas projects, doctors have called for urgent national reforms. The Health Factor by Doctors for the Environment Australia reveals the costly legacy unfolding for Australia from under-regulation of the […]

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