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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

Planning Assessment Commission host public hearing on CSG

IN December last year the NSW Government revived the plan for coal seam gas (CSG) in catchments; recommending approval of Apex Energy’s application to keep alive a 16  well projects in and around the Woronora and Upper Nepean drinking water catchments. Tomorrow the NSW Planning Assessment Commission will host a public meeting to hear views … Continue reading

Human sign planned on Slacky Flat Bulli

STOP CSG Illawarra will host a second ‘Stop Coal Seam Gas’ human sign on Slacky Flat Bulli on October 21. Actions to stop CSG in the Illawarra last year – at Austinmer Beach and the Sea Cliff Bridge – helped to freeze the local CSG project and make waves across the country. On May 29 … 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

NSW Aboriginal Land Council eyes off coal seam gas

AFTER weeks of enquiries and confusion around the status of the Illawarra coal seam gas (CSG) project, opponents say they have finally received confirmation that drilling cannot go ahead in water catchment areas. Development consent for all CSG wells in the Illawarra – approval to drill and run them – is now invalid, the Department … Continue reading

Fracking good entertainment

THE best of the Illawarra’s musical and performing talent will be donating their time and tunes to a fundraising event this Saturday, for the ongoing campaign to stop coal seam gas (CSG) mining. Celebrated TED X darlings The Glamma Rays, the immensely talented Carrie Phillis and The Downtown Three and reggae wunderkinds Alotta Presha are just some … 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

Policy fails to protect Illawarra catchment area

THE NSW Government has refused to rule out fracking beyond the April moratorium for coal seam gas (CSG) exploration in the sensitive Illawarra catchment area. The NSW Government today released its long awaited Strategic Regional Land Use Plan and Aquifer Interference Policy to address growing concerns over the effects of CSG mining on water, health, … Continue reading

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