Legendary whistleblower to launch book on mining and the Qld environment

Published: November 27, 2013

Legendary whistleblower, Jim Leggate, will launch the new book on mining and the Queensland environment written by environmental campaigner, Drew Hutton, tomorrow (Thursday 28th).

The book is called Mining the Queensland Way and the launch will take place at Souths Leagues Club, Jane Street, West End beginning at 7 p.m.

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CSG companies ignore water quality guidelines in irrigation reports

Published: November 27, 2013

The Lock the Gate Alliance has accused the coal seam gas industry of failing to test for a range of contaminants that could be expected to be found in produced water from coal seams and produced water from hydraulic fracturing.

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Pilliga gas drilling halted

Published: November 26, 2013

The first Santos rig drilling for coal seam gas in the Pilliga is today the site of direct action protest, as grandmother and author, Sharyn Munro, joins 20 locals in halting Santos’ drilling operations in the area, calling for the Sydney catchment coal seam gas moratorium to be extended to protect Pilliga groundwater.

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Spring Plain Declares itself “Gasfield Free”

Published: November 25, 2013

Residents of the Spring Plain district, west of Narrabri, have declared their roads and properties “Gasfield Free”, sending a strong message to government and industry that there is no social license for gas mining companies to operate in their community.

A survey conducted by a group of concerned Spring Plain residents, simply asked community members whether they wanted their road and property to remain free of gasfields. 94.5% of community members answered “yes” to the question, with the remaining 5.5% of residents saying they were “unsure”.

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Outrage as Community Democracy overshadows government spin

Published: November 25, 2013

The Lock the Gate Alliance has expressed outrage at the attempt by the NSW Government to cloak its technical negotiations with agricultural peak bodies as community acceptance of the proposed land access arrangements for CSG and shale gas introduced into the NSW Parliament.

The Government announcement was overshadowed over the weekend as communities in the Northern Rivers at Kyogle and in the North West near Narrabri, declared themselves Gasfield Free – the latest milestone in a movement that is growing across the State.

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