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Gas control plan foiled

Gas control plan foiled BY FRANCES THOMPSON, UPPER HUNTER REPORTER 22 Oct, 2011 04:00 AM UPPER Hunter communities hoping for more local government control of the coal seam gas industry are disappointed by Singleton Council’s draft planning laws. The draft … Continue reading

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Coal seam gas beneath Fullerton Cove

Coal seam gas beneath Fullerton Cove BY MICHELLE HARRIS 11 Aug, 2011 05:00 AM DART Energy says a ‘‘substantial gas resource’’ appears to lie beneath Fullerton Cove, prompting its plans for a pilot coal seam gas well program at the … Continue reading

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Farmers fight to protect water

Fiona Simson NSW Farmers Association Tuesday 26th July 2011 Photo Danielle Smith"The farmers think that any impact on farm operations is too much impact" … Fiona Simson, NSW Farmers Association president. Photo: Danielle SmithTHE state’s peak farming body has challenged … Continue reading

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Taree council will wait-and-see

Manning landholders frustrated at Taree council’s wait-and-see attitude to coal seam mining THE Manning community has no time to waste in addressing the threat from coal seam gas drilling, according to a concerned group of residents and ratepayers frustrated that … Continue reading

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Coal seam gas (Inquiry) – NSW Parliament

If anyone has something to say, submissions must be in by September 7th Coal seam gas (Inquiry) This inquiry is a current Legislative Council inquiry conducted by the General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5. This inquiry was established on 5 … Continue reading

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Carcinogens found in CSM gas project

Traces of carcinogenic chemicals have been found in monitoring bores at a coal seam gas operation on Queensland’s Darling Downs. Arrow Energy says it has advised regulators that small traces of so-called “B-Tex” chemicals have been detected in shallow bores … Continue reading

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Coal Seam Gas on the Mid North Coast

The mid north coast town of Bulahdelah is the latest to become involved in the coal seam gas exploration issue. Katya Quigley spoke with a coal seam gas mining representative about mining on the Mid North Coast Click on this … Continue reading

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Uniform rules pushed for gas

A NEW national approach to regulating the coal seam gas industry by the states is being examined by the federal government. As independent MP Tony Windsor and Greens senator Larissa Waters prepare to introduce into federal Parliament this week two … Continue reading

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Riot squad called in as protesters storm mining conference

    THE riot squad has converged on the Sofitel Wentworth hotel in the CBD after protesters from a rogue greens group stormed a mining conference. Two men from the Rising Tide group abseiled down the hotel foyer facade, unfurling … Continue reading

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Protected Water Resources

WATER RESOURCES TO BE PROTECTED FROM MINING INTERESTS  Rob Oakeshott Independent 17/08/2011 FOLLOWING concerns raised at last week’s community forums in Port Macquarie, Laurieton, Wauchope, Harrington, Taree and Gloucester, Independent Lyne MP Rob Oakeshott will help introduce legislation that protects … Continue reading

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