Monthly Archives: August 2011

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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Fracking Hell: The Untold Story

An original investigative report by Earth Focus and UK’s Ecologist Film Unit looks at the risks of natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale. From toxic chemicals in drinking water to unregulated interstate dumping of potentially radioactive waste that experts … 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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Coalbed Methane Blues

Written and performed by Todd Butler, Canadian satirist and musician. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Todd offers the song to everyone struggling to ensure coalbed methane development doesn’t happen in their backyards. Soon Todd will have this song, … Continue reading

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CSG damage to water inevitable

THE coal seam gas industry has conceded that extraction will inevitably contaminate aquifers. The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association told a fiery public meeting in Sydney that good management could minimise the risks of water contamination, but never eliminate … Continue reading

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