Category Archives: Coal Seam Gas

Greens Candidate Interviewed by NBN at Fossil Fuel Forum

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What would you do if the CSG companies came knocking?

Filmmaker Richard Todd visits communities in Sydney, the Scenic Hills and Nattai Water Catchment area, Illawarra, the Hunter Valley and Fullerton Cove in Newcastle to discuss the communities reaction to the potential of CSG coming into their towns and how … Continue reading

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Newcastle Trades Hall oppose CSG

See test of resolution passed 2nd May below.

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Fullerton Cove Fundraiser – Saturday October 6 – Boatrowers Hotel, Stockton

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CALL BARRY TO ACT NOW: CANCEL DRILLING AT FULLERTON COVE

The NSW Government must act now to stop the Dart Energy pilot production coal seam gas development that threatens the Fullerton Cove community, our water catchment and internationally significant wetlands. This project, approved under the watch of the O’Farrell Government … Continue reading

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CSG Blockade near Newcastle – Your Help is Needed

The brave residents of Fullerton Cove, on the outskirts of Newcastle, have set up a blockade this morning to prevent Dart Energy from drilling two coal seam gas pilot production wells which are currently under construction. The locals have gathered … Continue reading

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Rich Land Waste Land – Book Launch July 24th

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Michael Osborne on Coal Seam Gas at Fullerton Cove: article, video, maps and images.

The residents of Fullerton Cove, just north of Newcastle, are firmly opposed to coal seam gas drilling in the area. This is clearly shown by the fact that just about every house in the suburb has a “Lock the Gate” triangle nailed to the front fence.

Fullerton Cove, in the Port Stephens local government area, sits within the Tomago-Stockton coastal aquifer that supplies 20% to 25% of the Lower Hunter’s drinking water supply.

Dart Energy has proposed coal seam gas drilling and extraction in the area, which would place the drinking water supply at risk of irreversible contamination.

In December last year, Port Stephens Council unanimously resolved to urge the state government that “no further exploration be permitted until such time as the impact of coal gas exploration is known.” Continue reading

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Free community workshop

Practical Campaign Planning and the CSG Free Community Strategy with author and activist trainer Aiden Ricketts 9:30am to 3:30pm Saturday 14 July Newcastle Art Space ‘Black Box’, 246 Parry St, Hamilton East This free workshop will cover: Campaign planning, Non … Continue reading

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Greens NSW pass proposal calling the Government to rescind CSG exploration approval at Fullerton Cove

Text of the Greens NSW resolution: That the Greens NSW condemn the NSW Government for allowing coal seam gas pilot production at Fullerton Cove which puts at risk part the Hunter’s drinking water supply,  RAMSAR listed wetlands and the health and … Continue reading

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