Former QLD Mines Inspector backs Ipswich fire warning

Published: March 11, 2014

A former Queensland mines inspector has backed Lock the Gate Alliance (LTG) warnings about the threat of fires at coal mines.

Jim Leggate worked for the Queensland state government as a senior coal mines rehabilitation inspector from 1986 and was chairman of the state’s Chamber of Mines environment committee.

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Farmers Tell Santos to Leave North West After CSG Contamination

Published: March 10, 2014

Farmers across north-west NSW have today told Santos to leave the region immediately and called for strong action by the NSW Government after it was confirmed on Saturday that Santos CSG activities have contaminated groundwater in the Pilliga.

Two local farmers, Mark and Cherie Robinson, have even travelled to Sydney and will be at NSW Parliament this morning to call for a halt to CSG drilling after hearing that groundwater in the Pilliga has been polluted with heavy metals, including uranium.

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Lessons for Queensland in toxic coal seam gas contamination

Published: March 09, 2014

Queensland should heed a strong warning following disturbing media reports yesterday that coal seam gas company, Santos was fined for contaminating an aquifer with uranium and other toxic heavy metals. See here

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Proven: Pilliga groundwater contaminated by Santos CSG

Published: March 08, 2014

Lock the Gate Alliance is calling for all coal seam gas exploration in NSW to stop immediately after proof emerged today that Santos have contaminated groundwater in the Pilliga.

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Queensland Government pits landholders against multinational mining companies

Published: March 07, 2014

The State Government is blatantly playing off landholders against the might of multinational mining companies, says Lock the Gate Alliance (LTG). 

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