AGL suspends drilling for gas at NSW farm

Admin | SHCAG - Friday, December 16, 2011
"Natural gas company AGL has announced it will suspend drilling at a northern NSW farm to allow community consultation to take place.

About 40 farmers have been blockading the farm at Gloucester since Monday, when AGL began bringing equipment in to start exploration at the property."

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Gas sector in need of saline solution | The Australian

Admin | SHCAG - Thursday, December 08, 2011

"APPROVED coal-seam gas projects in Queensland will alone produce up to seven million tonnes of salt -- enough to fill dump trucks sitting bumper-to-bumper from Brisbane to Melbourne... "


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Hydraulic Fracturing in Coal Seam Gas Mining: The Risks to Our Health, Communities, Environment and Climate

Admin | SHCAG - Monday, December 05, 2011


"Hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ is the practice of using high-pressure pumps to inject a mixture of sand, water and chemicals into bore wells in order to fracture rocks and to open cracks (‘cleats’) present in the coal seams thereby releasing natural gas in the process. A well can be repeatedly ‘fracked'..."


Here is a very informative document on the risks of CSG to all stakeholders. Click the link for a download.

 CSG Article

Court order grants land access to mining co.

Admin | SHCAG - Thursday, December 01, 2011

Alan Jones speaks with Drew Hutton of the Lock The Gate Alliance about the Land and Environment Court order granting access to privately-owned land to a mining company.

2gb interview 



Have a vote on CSG

Admin | SHCAG - Thursday, December 01, 2011

SBS news has just announced a "Have your say" at the following site re whether viewers think that farmers should have the right to say no to csg on their properties.