Sunday afternoon, 4pm, all are invited to Stop CSG Sydney’s regular monthly Public Meeting.
At Herb Greedy Hall, 79 Petersham Rd, Marrickville. (near the intersection with Marrickville Rd)
Come & hear updates from around Sydney & NSW, meet members from other groups across Sydney, discuss recent events and what’s next in the campaign to stop CSG.
This Friday 26 April – 8AM – Martin Place – protest to protect our water from CSG Mining.
There are still multiple Petroleum Exploration Licences that cover protected water catchment areas.
Drilling for CSG and mining for coal in water catchment areas risks damage to the rivers that supply our drinking water.
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Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (with molten salt heat storage) complements the variable energy source of wind perfectly, by continuing power supply at night by drawing from stored heat.
Please sign & share this petition to build a Solar Thermal Plant in Port Augusta to replace the dirty brown coal-fired plants.
Petition for Solar Power station in South Australia
AGL reconsidering Gloucester CSG
AGL are reconsidering commencing their proposed billion dollar CSG project at Gloucester, due to NSW govt conditions re 2km exclusion zones from residences.
Woodside Petroleum has cancelled plans for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant at James Price Point (near Broome) in WA.
New Environmental Group Established In SW Sydney To Fight Against CSG
Around 30-40 people met 11 April 2013 at the inaugural meeting of the Macarthur Environment Action Alliance at the Ingleburn RSL.
Laurie Ferguson Federal MP for Werriwa attended and offered his support to residents from Raby, Eschol Park, Minto, Ingleburn, Varroville and Camden. Members of Rivers SOS and CSG Free Ingleburn also attended.
Tonight a new regional group MEEA was established alongside four new working groups. One on CSG in Macarthur, one on long wall mining in Macarthur, another on renewable energy alternatives for our region and finally a working group to oppose the Endeavour Energy sub station proposal at Eschol Park.
These working groups will meet up separately in two weeks to discuss ideas for actions and we will all hold a combined MEAA meeting again in one month. We will be seeking guest speakers to attend that meeting in May.
We now have a regional environment action group that unites the Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly Shire Council Areas.
A Lock The Gate Alliance and Stop CSG Sydney Speakers evening.
Monday 8th April, 7pm – 8:30pm at Patagonia, 93 Bathurst St, Sydney.
Entry via donation but please book to ensure your spot.
Often missing from our arguments to save special places is the role the underlying geology has to play in defining the overlying ecosystem. Come along and listen to expert geologist Vic Semeniuk talk about adding geoconservation to our arguments. Join at Facebook Event
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Senate Submissions re protecting Water Catchments from CSG deadline is Thurs 4 April 2013.
For details see …
Greens Submission re Water Catchments and CSG
DART Energy has announced that it will not drill at Fullerton Cove, despite winning the court case.
Dart shares have tumbled to record lows as the company cuts costs and slashes jobs. Dart will close offices and axe 70 per cent of its workforce. It is suspending field operations at Fullerton Cove, near Newcastle in NSW, and switching its focus to CSG projects in Britain and China.
Dart Energy will not drill at Fullerton Cove
Lock the Gates spokesperson for Hunter region, Steve Philips says :
“The people of Fullerton Cove have fought bravely to defend their community from a global gas company, and for now at least, they have won. Dart Energy were never welcome at Fullerton Cove. 97.5% of Cove residents voted to be CSG Free. When Dart tried to bring a drill rig in last August, the people of Fullerton Cove staged a courageous blockade lasting over a week.”
“We call on Dart Energy to end the uncertainty for residents in the Lower Hunter, and relinquish their exploration lease.”
This is the second CSG company in NSW to retreat in the face of mass community protest. Last month, Metgasco suspended operations in the Northern Rivers, after continuous blockades by residents.
“CSG companies have no social licence to operate in NSW, “concluded Phillips. “We call on AGL, Santos, and all other CSG companies to follow the example set by Metgasco and Dart, and suspend their operations.”
The NSW Chief Scientist is conducting an independent review of CSG, at the request of the Premier.
Submissions are invited from the public, closing date 26 April 2013.