Lock the Gate welcomes Rocky Hill coal mine rejection, calls for coal mine buffer zones

Published: December 15, 2017

Lock the Gate Alliance has welcomed the Planning Assessment Commission’s rejection of the Rocky Hill coal mine proposed for the outskirts of Gloucester north of the Hunter Valley and called on the NSW Government to reform land use and planning law to provide a buffer around all towns and villages.

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Arrow to take farmers to court to access their properties

Published: December 14, 2017

In response to clarifications issued today that Arrow does intend to use the courts as necessary to access QLD farmers' land for CSG gasfields, Chinchilla resident Shay Dougall said:

"Arrow should hang their heads in shame today, now responding to say that despite their friendly words in a public meeting, they will NOT allow landholders to say NO.

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ACCC report shows the government needs to finally end gas export rort, instead of blaming farmers

Published: December 13, 2017

Lock the Gate says the ACCC’s report on wholesale gas supply, released today, shows the way to reduce domestic gas prices is to reduce exports, not to sacrifice more Australian farmland to fracking and coal seam gas.

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NT Fracking Inquiry report released today shows unresolved risk from gasfields

Published: December 12, 2017

Lock the Gate Alliance has welcomed the release of the NT Fracking Inquiry Draft Final Report. The draft report is an comprehensive body of work that identifies a host of risks associated with fracking gasfields, including the potential to harm drinking water and public health and spread contaminants.

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Landholders to hold Arrow to promise not go onto land without permission

Published: December 12, 2017

Shell Petroleum subsidiary Arrow Energy has today promised not to force access onto land for their Surat Gas Project at a community consultation meeting attended by 80 landholders in Chinchilla.

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