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Shell’s decision a turning point in gas development

July 30, 2012

The decision by Shell to withhold further investment in the Arrow coal seam gas project is likely to be a turning point in the development of this industry in Australia, regardless of any approval decision taken by the Queensland govenment. Lock the Gate Alliance...

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Lock The Gate Goes International

July 29, 2012

Lock The Gate President Drew Hutton was among speakers addressing a huge rally in Washington DC. The Stop the Frack Attack rally is one of a suite of activities taking place around the world as part of an international day of protest about the destructive process of hydraulic...

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Communities want data not stunts

July 27, 2012

The discrepancy in water quality test results in northern NSW is proof that self-regulation isn’t working and cannot provide community confidence in the coal seam gas industry says Lock the Gate Alliance Vice President Jacinta Green. Metgaso’s results described the water as ‘salty but not toxic’. The NATA accredited EAL laboratory...

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Reponse to Tara Health concerns alarming

July 26, 2012

Lock the Gate Alliance says the government is not doing enough to address the health concerns of residents affected by coal seam gas development in the Tara residential estate. “Health Minister Lawrence Springborg told broadcaster Alan Jones that he would direct his Department to investigate,” said Vice President Jacinta...

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CSG Industry Admits Pollution Problem

July 25, 2012

The announcement of a gas forum to unveil technologies to combat coal seam gas pollutants at this year's Queensland Gas Conference & Exhibition, comes as some surprise to Lock The Gate Alliance.  Lock the Gate Alliance Vice President Jacinta Green said, "All this time,...

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