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Media Release: Support for manufacturing – susainable energy for domestic jobs, not CSG for exports

Lock the Gate Alliance has come out in support of the manufacturing industry today, stating that the biggest threat to domestic energy security in Australia today, and hence to manufacturing, is coal seam gas mining for export overseas. Manufacturing Australia is  launching a campaign today titled ‘Gas for Jobs’ which aims to ensure that the […]

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Media release: New round of spin and deceit from Metgasco will only strengthen community opposition

Media release: 26th July 2013 New round of spin and deceit from Metgasco will only strengthen community opposition A new round of company propaganda this week from Metgasco has been rejected out of hand by community groups in the Northern Rivers. The latest efforts by the company to force their corporate, profit driven agenda on […]

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Media Release: Industry Scare Campaign on Gas Prices a Lot of Hot Air

Lock The Gate Alliance has labelled the coal seam gas (CSG) industry as dishonest and untrustworthy after the release of a new report which shows that the CSG export industry will cause wholesale gas prices in Australia to triple. In February, the CSG industry said that proposed new rules on coal seam gas mining would  […]

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MR: North West Communities Want Santos to Leave the Region Completely

North West NSW community members are calling on oil and gas giant Santos to leave the North West altogether, in the wake of the announcement this morning that Santos are trimming the area of current coal seam gas exploration to sites in the Pilliga Forest only. “Santos have been forced to retreat because of the […]

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Media Release: Region petitions parliament to halt the ‘gas invasion’

Region petitions parliament to halt the ‘gas invasion’  A formal petition of over 10,000 signatures from Northern Rivers residents will be read to the NSW parliament this Thursday (2oth June) asking for the cancellation of all existing unconventional gas exploration licenses in the region. The petition follows staunch opposition to gas mining in the Northern […]

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Media Release: Stop the North West coal seam gas pollution: pause the industry, say locals

The North West Alliance, made up of 30 groups across the New England North West, would like Minister Hartcher to STOP approving Santos coal seam gas wells and infrastructure in the region until the prosecution of Santos for previous breaches in the Pilliga has been finalised. Yesterday, the Minister announced that Santos would be prosecuted […]

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Media Release: Calls for NNSW local health board to take over health impact statements

Following calls by both Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) for more stringent requirements for health impact assessments in relation to coal and unconventional gas projects, CSG Free Northern Rivers has called on the Northern NSW Local Health Board to take a similar stand. A recent report from DEA […]

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Media Release: Hunter Valley Unions joins CSG campaign

The Lock The Gate Alliance looks forward to working with the Newcastle Trades Hall Council, after the peak union body declared it is totally opposed to further coal seam gas exploration and drilling in the Hunter Valley. The motion passed by the Council cites risks to the environment and the community, and concerns for agricultural […]

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Media release: Time for Richmond Nationals Candidate to “get Serious” on CSG

CSG-Free Northern Rivers spokesperson Michael McNamara has called on the National Party candidate for the Federal electorate of Richmond, Matthew Fraser, to “get serious” on Coal Seam Gas and other unconventional gases. “Mr Fraser’s latest stunt of offering, and then withdrawing, a $1,000 reward/donation to charity for anybody who could identify where Coal Seam Gas […]

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Media Release: Community will protest CSG drilling in north-west NSW forests and farms

Community will protest CSG drilling in north-west NSW forests and farms Lock the Gate Alliance has warned Santos that it can expect massive community backlash against its plans to drill hundreds of coal seam gas wells in Pilliga State Forest in north west NSW. Santos told an industry conference this week in Sydney that it […]

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