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Somerset Region votes overwhelmingly to lock the gates over water fears

February 18, 2014

A community meeting in the Somerset region last night voted overwhelmingly to lock the gate to mining that could threaten local waterways and Brisbane’s water supply. The meeting at Toogoolawah near Esk attracted around 200 concerned residents, farmers, business people and Somerset Regional Council...

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Gas industry admits CSG expansion will drive up prices: Alliance calls on Minister to act

February 17, 2014

The Lock The Gate Alliance has called on the NSW Resources Minister, Anthony Roberts, to pull back from his governments support for CSG mining in the Pilliga forest and other parts of NSW, following admissions by gas companies and IPART that that the greatest...

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Somerset Region mining a disaster waiting to happen

February 17, 2014

Brisbane’s water supply could be under threat if mining is allowed in the Somerset Region, says the Lock the Gate Alliance (LTG). LTG’s National President, Drew Hutton said the state government was demanding mining go ahead in the region despite the concerns of residents,...

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