Jess Moore

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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

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

Thirroul forum will discuss coal seam gas

THE Stop CSG Illawarra group will host a public forum featuring The Australia Institute’s Mark Ogge today (Sunday November 4) at Thirroul. Mr Ogge will talk about what coal seam gas (CSG) development will mean for jobs and the economy, based on the key findings of a recent report by The Australia Institute: Mining the Truth. … 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

Policy fails to protect water catchment says Stop CSG Illawarra

WHILE the launch of the NSW Government’s Strategic Regional Land Use Policy has been welcomed by State MP for Heathcote Lee Evans, the same can’t be said of the reaction to the new coal seam gas regulations from industry opponents. Mr Evans said the 27 new initiatives to regulate the coal seam gas industry has … Continue reading

Community leaders call for coal seam gas ban in water catchments

ILLAWARRA community leaders will come together tomorrow to petition the State Government to change its draft Strategic Regional Land Use Policy. Stop CSG Illawarra spokesperson Jess Moore says the policy does not rule out coal seam gas (CSG) development in drinking water catchments. Ms Moore said the policy does not classify drinking water catchments as land of … 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

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

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