Community are welcoming the end of a long and tiring assessment process which has seen lives placed on hold for many years. The Narrabri Gas Project Independent Planning Commission decision has announced that the 850+ well coal seam gasfield in Narrabri will proceed.
Today’s decision is not a reflection of the community’s expectations around controversial mining projects that have not been proven to be safe. A diverse range of people including Traditional Owners, farmers, landowners, conservationists, community groups and water protectors have stood strong against the approval of the Narrabri Gas Project for a decade.
We have repeatedly demonstrated that coal seam gas mining has no social licence in New South Wales through surveys, door knocks, direct action, hundreds of letters, meetings and petitions. The community has resoundingly rejected the gas industry. Thousands of people engaged with the planning and assessment process and made it crystal clear to the IPC that the project must not proceed.
Help us at Northwest Protection Advocacy to take a strong stand by donating today. Your donation will enable us to:
- Bring together diverse groups to see the beauty of the north-west
- Help protectors to take action in their own communities
- Monitor company compliance
- Produce civic informatics to inform factual arguments
- Provide travel allowances for volunteers
- Lodge Government Information Public Access inquiries to aid research and enable us to continue providing our advocacy services
The Narrabri Gas Project is not just a CSG project. It has become a litmus test for democracy and justice in NSW and this approval is an indicator of a failed Planning & Approvals process in this. Your support is essential for our continued efforts to make sure NSW stays gasfield free.
We live in a time that now sees the gas industry as a violation of human rights and it’s plain to see that that this approval is political in nature, its not just about Narrabri, it’s about the future of the gas industry Australia-wide. Donate today to help us take the fight right to government and Santos’ doorstep.
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