Two arrested as Santos drill rig escorted by police through Pilliga

Published: February 11, 2014

Two women in their forties were arrested in the Pilliga forest of North West NSW this morning standing in the way of a truck convoy of Santos coal seam gas drill rig equipment. Santos was using a police escort to move the controversial drilling trucks through the forest in response to ongoing and escalating protests in the forest over the past week.

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Pilliga gas blockade swells: drill rig halted

Published: February 10, 2014

A woman remains locked to the underside of a truck in a stand-off at the site of Santos’ coal seam gas exploration site in the Pilliga forest, in North West NSW.

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Pilliga gas drilling rig halted by community protest

Published: February 09, 2014

Two dozen farmers, Gomeroi Traditional Owners, local community members and supporters have risked arrest to blockade a coal seam gas drilling rig in the Pilliga forest in north west NSW this morning, saying too much damage has been done by Santos and calling for the Government to intervene to stop the controversial exploration program.

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Lock the Gate urges Barnaby Joyce to stay the course

Published: February 05, 2014

Lock the Gate is urging Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce not to bow to pressure from Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane and abandon the interests of farmers across NSW fighting inappropriate mining on their land.

The call comes after media reports that Mr Joyce was backing away from a commitment to ask Premier Barry O’Farrell to revoke two Petroleum Exploration Licences over farmland near Gunnedah.

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Blockade stalls Maules Creek mine again

Published: January 31, 2014

Preliminary construction work on the controversial Maules Creek coal mine has been stopped for the second time this week, as local residents and supporters blockade the site. Around 20 protesters are at the site and they have immobilised eleven machines with a pole structure that has a person attached at its peak. Entrances to the site have also been blocked.

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