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US EPA report on fracking shows why Australia must ban the practice

December 09, 2011

The report by the US Environmental Protection Agency linking the practice of hydraulic fracturing (or 'fracking') will send shivers through the Australian coal seam gas industry. The EPA found that compounds likely associated with fracking chemicals had been detected in the groundwater beneath a...

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First big victory to Lock the Gate

December 05, 2011

The decision by coal mining company NuCoal to abandon plans to mine on the property of blind Hunter Valley farmer, Ian Moore, is the first major victory for the Lock the Gate campaign. Mr Moore had locked his gate on the company Doyles Creeks...

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Gloucester Blocks the Gate on AGL

December 05, 2011

A spontaneous blockade has been imposed on coal seam gas company AGL outside the Hunter Valley town of Gloucester. Local residents, alarmed at the entry of trucks carrying heavy equipment onto a local property where a coal seam gas rig was expected in the...

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Lock the Gate president in court next Wednesday

December 01, 2011

President of the Lock the Gate Alliance, Drew Hutton, will appear in the Dalby Magistrates Court next Wednesday charged with obstructing a coal seam gas company. The court case is set down for the 7th and 8th December in the Dalby Magistrates Court, corner...

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