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Coal seam gas opponents celebrate win

THE Planning Assessment Commission has refused Apex Energy’s application to drill 16 coals seam gas wells (CSG) in and around the drinking water catchment north west of Bulli. The community has been opposing the project since early 2011. Fifteen wells were approved for development in 2009 and a determination modified to include a 16th well … Continue reading

Former coal mining villages say no to CSG

WOMBARRA and Scarborough residents have declared that they want their villages to remain ‘Coal Seam Gas (GSG) free’. Stop CSG members have surveyed households in the two former coal mining villages, with an overwhelming majority of respondents declaring that they want their suburb to remain CSG-free. Residents also want a ban on CSG development in … Continue reading

Government opens door to Illawarra escarpment coal seam gas mining

IN the wake of the NSW Government’s Strategic Regional Land Use Policy, comes an offer to renew 22 of the state’s coal seam gas (CSG) exploration licences, including four in the Illawarra. The licences cover more than five million hectares in NSW, including in areas of the Illawarra escarpment’s water catchment area. The freeze on … Continue reading

In the dark over gas wells

DEVELOPMENT consent for coal seam gas (CSG) wells in the Illawarra – approval to drill and run them – has expired. But exactly what this means for the project is unclear. Fifteen wells were approved for development under Part 3A in 2009, a determination amended to include a 16th well in 2011. However, the determination states that drilling and … Continue reading

Gas licenses expire west of Bulli

TWO coal seam gas (CSG) exploration licences extending from Lake Illawarra to Helensburgh have expired, prompting calls by environmentalists not to allow their renewal. The licences contain CSG wells approved for development in the Illawarra and take in parts of the drinking water catchment, including Sydney Catchment Authority Special Areas north west of Bulli. Stop … Continue reading

Big Illawarra contingent expected at fracking rally

THE Northern Illawarra is expected to have strong representation on Thursday during an anti-coal seam gas rally in Sydney. More than 20,000 people in NSW have signed a petition that calls for a ban on fracking and a moratorium on coal seam gas (CSG) mining until the health, water and environmental impacts are known. This … Continue reading

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