Farmers Protest National Party MPs, Demand Action After CSG Water Contamination

Published: March 13, 2014

Protests are being held today outside the offices of National Party MPs for Tamworth, Dubbo, Grafton and Lismore as locals from across northern NSW call for action to protect water supplies and farmland from CSG mining following groundwater contamination in the Pilliga.

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John Fenton wows Gippsland audiences with harrowing stories from his life in a gasfield

Published: March 12, 2014

John Fenton is a rancher from Wyoming, USA. He spent the last three weeks travelling the Eastern coast of Australia, talking to urban and rural groups about his life in a gasfield. More than 200 people came to his talk in Rosedale, Gippsland, while his presentation in Melbourne drew over 120 attendees, who listened with bated breath to each chilling revelation about the corrupt government response to his experiences.

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Secrecy and misinformation exposed by CSG groundwater contamination

Published: March 11, 2014

Reports that stock have been drinking from an aquifer polluted by uranium and other toxic materials in the Pilliga proves that the farming community is at risk because of secrecy and misinformation from CSG companies, the Lock the Gate Alliance said today.

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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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