Broken promises on water security and Nationals CSG support

Broken promises on water security and Nationals CSG support

Broken promises of the NSW Nationals Party bubbled to the surface during Parliamentary debates over the CSG Moratorium Bill. The bill passed in the NSW Legislative Council in early June, but was defeated in the Legislative Assembly after the ruling Liberal and National Party coalition withheld support of it. The Nationals have also gone to great lengths to stymie the Chief Scientist’s Recommendations on CSG, arguing that they were never intended to apply to the Narrabri Gas project, and were only intended if NSW had a full-blown CSG industry (from 7 mins). At…continue reading →
The time has come to act for the Pilliga

The time has come to act for the Pilliga

UPDATE 21/6/20: The IPC is aware of an issue with the system that is not allowing people to register to speak via their website. They are working on fixing this ASAP. They have asked for people to download the pdf registration form and email it to them at ipcn@ipcn.nsw.gov.auThe long drawn out assessment process for the Narrabri Gas Project, an 850+ Coal Seam Gas well proposal to be focused in NSW’s Pilliga forest has nearly reached the end. You can view the report here. This is the last chance that you will have…continue reading →
Arrow Energy’s Unconventional Gas Innovations on Surat ‘Monster’ Gas Project

Arrow Energy’s Unconventional Gas Innovations on Surat ‘Monster’ Gas Project

Two Arrow Energy online ‘Town Hall’ sessions were held earlier in the week attracting over 150 participants. Several Arrow staff shared some of the innovations that will significantly cut their operating and waste management costs but will increase the environmental risk. This monster project was approved seven years ago with none of the recent innovations detailed in that approval. The sessions follow on from the rehashed Covid–19 announcement in April 2020. Landholders have a great deal to be concerned about. Arrow Energy are at the cutting edge of cheap Chinese gasfield development in…continue reading →
Recent pollution offender, Tarrawonga coal mine undertakes new water grab

Recent pollution offender, Tarrawonga coal mine undertakes new water grab

Above: Tarrawonga mine, with two of its many dams. The mine was deemed to have failing rehabilitation by NSW Resources Regulator and to have “poor revegetation”. With an open woodland rehabilitation objective, the Regulator expects that a mine operating for 13 years would be able to demonstrate significant areas of progressive rehabilitation reaching ecosystem establishment. Image: Courtesy Wando Conservation and Cultural Centre Inc. Tarrawonga coal mine’s proposed 50km water pipeline sneaked through public exhibition in small print after a modification of its planning approval was advertised in Narrabri’s The Courier newspaper in May.…continue reading →
Portrait of a Gasfield Workforce – The Jobs Myth

Portrait of a Gasfield Workforce – The Jobs Myth

One of the gas industry’s cruelest and most poisonous false claims – that it will generate a jobs boom for Australia – is now threatening to undermine the good work of countless groups, individuals and business owners in moving towards a more sustainable future. In NSW, a jobs boom for Narrabri is being promoted by gas supporters as a benefit of state significance and threatens to drown out the prohibitive problems arising from coal seam gas (CSG). This includes the gas industry’s inability to fulfill the NSW Chief Scientists’ Recommendations to provide security…continue reading →