Release of Santos EIS for Narrabri Gas Project galvanises farming communities

Published: February 21, 2017

Nearly three years overdue, the EIS for the highly controversial Narrabri Gas Project in the Pilliga forest in North West NSW has finally been released to the public for comment, galvanising opposition among surrounding farming communities that has been building for years. A public forum in Narrabri will hear from Santos and APA Group about the project and the associated pipeline plans at 1pm today. Concerned community will gather at the event.

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Gas power company admits gas is not economic for future energy

Published: February 21, 2017

Lock the Gate Alliance says evidence provided by multi-national power company Engie at yesterday’s public hearing of the Senate inquiry into the resilience of the electricity sector has exposed the unreliability of gas for future energy needs and the futility of putting land and water resources at risk.

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Origin's NT frack sites a no go, says neighbour

Published: February 16, 2017

The owner of the cattle station neighbouring Origin's latest Northern Territory frack site has called out the company for contamination and failure to indemnify the risks, calling for fracking licences to be removed altogether due to the risks.

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Police and ASIC Must Investigate Alleged, Potentially Fraudulent Behaviour by Origin Energy

Published: February 16, 2017

Lock the Gate is calling on ASIC and the Queensland Police Service to investigate serious allegations made against Origin Energy by former employee, whistleblower Sally McDow, about potentially criminal behaviour and activities that could have breached the Corporations Act.

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Senate Inquiry into mining rehabilitation first step to new regional jobs

Published: February 09, 2017

Lock the Gate has welcomed the Senate Inquiry into mining rehabilitation, established by the federal Senate today, and says ensuring mining companies fulfil their responsibilities to clean-up their damage will generate new regional jobs.

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