Stop CSG Tara has been forced to take action against QGC/BG Group after continued mishandling of residents legitimate concerns regarding Health and environmental authority breaches.
Our actions will include gas field tours and non-violent civil disobedience.
Stop CSG Tara is made up of residents, locals and supporters of people battling the rapid expansion of CSG in rural communities.
We invite anybody who shares our views to please join us from the 20th for a week of tours and direct actions, which will lead up to, a sit in on the 25th of May at the BG Group/QGC Kenya Gas field operations.
We ask anybody who will be joining us to read our values so we all know what to expect for the week.
• I will treat each person (including workers, police and media) with respect I will connect with people and attempt to win hearts & minds
• I will not use violence, threats or insulting language
• I will protect opponents from insults or attack
• I will not damage equipment, apparatus or property of others I will accept responsibility for my actions
• If I am arrested, I will behave in an exemplary manner
• I will assert my right to protest and my right to silence before the law
• I will know the limits of my anger or despair, and will develop strategies to manage and channel these emotions constructively
We can provide,
Clean hot showers
Clean kitchen area.
You will need to bring camping gear.
Telstra 3G phones and wireless Internet work
Boost mobile pre paid also works
Last food and fuel before base camp is Dalby. Closest town is 47km away from base camp where fuel and shopping is available.
If you are using a sat nav the address may show up as Benetts School rd or Old Tara rd they are the same rd.
North on M1 take Toowoomba exit on to the Logan motorway. Follow signs through Toowoomba to Dalby. Dalby last fuel and food. From Dalby head towards Chinchilla, about 5 km out of Dalby take the Left turn to Kogan you will pass a cotton gin on your right. Take next left to Kogan (Kogan Condamine rd). Just before Kogan don't take the road to Tara keep driving through Kogan. About 30km past Kogan you will come to the Cross roads (about 88km past Dalby) turn left towards Tara. There is a sign that will say "Tara energy hub". You will pass Vanrenens on your right (Kenya gas field) then Dougal rd also on your right the next rd is Wieambilla rd (on left is Kenya block valve and pipe yard) turn right follow until the end of tar turn left into Old Tara rd I am 218 on your right Lock the gate signs out front.
PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY DOWN THE DRIVEWAY TO AVOID CREATING DUST thanks!
See the Facebook event page for updates.
Support the local community challenge against the South East Open Cut Coal Mine. RSVP required - email firstname.lastname@example.org
The residents of Oakdale a town within Sydney's drinking water catchment have overwhelmingly declared their opposition to CSG mining in their township and in Sydney's Water catchment. We will celebrating this event on Sunday 26th May. There will be music, jumping castle , playgound facilities and a few short speeches. Like Nattai we will be erecting a 'Welcome to Oakdale, A Coal Seam Gas free Town' sign. 25 minute drive west of Camden along Burragorang road. Take time to drive to Nattai Lookout and view Lake Burragorang, a beautifull spot.
Come and learn more about plans for coal seam gas mining in the Curlewis/Wandobah areas of north-west NSW. Hear from communities who have already been affected, and learn what you can do to protect your property.
You're invited to the first instalment of the Use Your Cranium: Public Lecture Series.
The “Use Your Cranium: Public lecture series” showcases the work of scientists, intellectuals, and members of the community working towards a sustainable future. This series will open up a public forum for an interdisciplinary critique of the mining industry: From across the earth sciences, to social sciences and cultural theory. The Use Your Cranium lecture series aims to connect scientists, activists, students and the public, with networks and opportunities in campaigning for a better future. What it involves is two 40minute talks by speakers from different fields, as a monthly event, held at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts.
Dr Mark Diesendorf UNSW 'A Sustainable Energy Future for Australia'
Dr Jeremy Walker UTS 'Neoliberalism and Geoengineering'
Entry is by donation.
Snacks and beverages will be provided.
5:45pm for a 6pm start.
6pm - 6:40pm: Dr Mark Diesendorf
6:40pm - 7:00pm: Mid Lecture Entertainment (TBC)
7:00pm - 7:40pm: Dr Jeremy Walker
7:40pm - 8:00pm: Q & A
This event is supported by the Australian Student Environment Network as part of a nationwide Lock the Campus campaign which seeks to understand and remove the relationships between universities and the fossil fuel industry.
Full details on the Facebook event page.
OGL Resources have a proposal to re-open the Ebenezer mine and expand it across the vast 'Bremer View' lease, south of Rosewood in south-east Queensland.
The mining leases involved (MDL172 and ML4712) cover more than 23,000 acres of land, and if it proceeds, the mining project may affect up to 400 properties in the area, either directly or indirectly.
This community meeting has been organised by local landholders and the Lock the Gate Alliance. This is an opportunity for people to live within the mining lease to learn more about the proposal, and to join together with their neighbours to protect their community and their livelihood.
Speakers include a Brisbane doctor to talk about the health risks posed by coal dust and a local landholder to talk about the threats to farm enterprises. More information visit www.coalfreebremervalley.org
Boonah Organisation for a Sustainable Shire is holding a festival with live entertainment, free creative workshops, displays and demonstrations, quality organic food and local produce, loads of plants, artwork, native wildlife, recycling bays and so much for the whole family to get involved in. More information here.
The Green Heart Fair is Brisbane’s premier sustainability event, promoting innovative green living in a free, fun, family-friendly environment for all residents to come and enjoy. Over 40 of our leading sustainability organisations and community groups will be sharing information and knowledge with everyday Australians on how to live more sustainably and offering vital tips to reduce rising cost of living pressures. Visitors will also be treated to heaps of fun with plenty of activities and entertainment throughout the day – all for FREE. All the information here.
A very big World Environment Day Festival. See all the details here.