Green policing and compliance monitoring of company operations is an important contribution to the campaign to keep the Pilliga CSG free. Citizen monitoring and science can play a unique role, just the presence of people in the forest encourages the company to meet their regulatory obligations.
June 2021 marks ten years since this pollution event happened in the forest, signifying a decade of community resistance against Santos and its predecessor Eastern Star Gas which Santos bought in 2011. It was 4am on the 25th June, 2011, when a pipe burst, a fail-safe switch failed and a conservatively estimated 10,000 litres of toxic coal seam gas waste went slowly flowing onto the ground in the Pilliga East State Forest. The Pilliga in its entirety is the largest temperate woodland in Eastern Australia and threatened by an 850-well coal seam gas…continue reading →
September tour – Friday 17th, Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th 2021 Armidale Branch NPA invites you to join Pat Schultz on a tag-a-long tour of the culturally and ecologically significant & wonderful Pilliga Forest. The proposed program is flexible and depends on numbers attending and weather conditions. Thursday 16th September – If time permits it is most enjoyable to have a day at the Pilliga Hot Bore Baths prior to the tour. Friday 17th September - Arrive at Pilliga village on Friday to camp & relax at Pilliga hot bore baths ($5) or stay…continue reading →