This is a list of all the anti-CSG groups in NSW that we know of, plus some related sites …
If your local CSG opposition group is missing (or needs correcting) please email firstname.lastname@example.org with detals of your website &/or Facebook group and some brief notes about CSG in your area, so you can be added to the list.
CSG Information sites …
ABC – http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/coal-seam-gas-by-the-numbers/ – includes map of all known CSG wells
CSG news – http://coalseamgasnews.org/
Coal & Gas Watch – http://www.coalandgaswatch.org.au/
Maps of CSG & Coal mining locations – https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=203206959968120607024.0004c9c81a0bfd775e485-
National Toxics Network – http://www.ntn.org.au/ – information about toxicity of CSG produced water & fraccing fluids.
National Stop CSG websites …
Lock the Gates –
Aussies against Fracking –
In May 2013 a group of musicians and entertainers formed to perform a fund raiser concert at Dayne Pratzsky’s farm. But they didn’t stop there. They have now made a short film, recorded a new song “No Fracking Way” with Leo Sayer, and plan more anti-CSG music concerts.
No Fracking Way by Leo Sayer, featuring a who’s who of Australian musicians, Leo Sayer, Kevin Borich, Harry Brus, Reg Mombasa, Doc Neeson, Mitch Anderson, Steve Balbi, Demi Hines, John Waters, and many more. Look for Dayne Pratzky the Frackman, and Josie Evans from StopCSG Sydney in the chorus.
Stop CSG groups in Sydney …
Campbelltown – http://www.facebook.com/CampbelltownsaysNOtoCSG/timeline
Hawksbury Environment Network – http://www.facebook.com/HAWK.HEN
Hills – http://www.hillsgreens.org.au – (under construction)
Ingleburn – http://www.facebook.com/CsgFreeIngleburn
No CSG Power Stations – http://www.facebook.com/nocsgpowerstationssydney
Focuses on air pollution from gas-burning reciprocating internal combustion engines. These engines are widely used in the CSG industry at compressor stations, processing plants etc. and are being pushed by the gas industry for co-generation in Sydney with the misleading spin that they’re “clean and green”. Contact email@example.com
Otford – http://www.otfordeco.com/CoalSeamGasExploration.html
Protesting plans for Apex Energy to drill for CSG at Helensburgh
& for AGL to build a gas-fired power station near Princes Highway in Helensburgh/Appin area – Natasha Watson
Penrith – http://www.facebook.com/NoCSGPenrith
Scenic Hills – http://www.scenichills.org.au/
The scenic hills area is centred around Varroville (near Camden). An area of farms & horse-riding schools. They successfully opposed a new AGL processing plant for CSG as part of the “Northern Expansion”. Though the CSG wells may go ahead, the gas will be piped to the existing AGL processing plant at Rosalind Park (Mt Gilead), which will be upgraded in capacity. Scenic Hills Association is a member of Lock the Gate Alliance. Contact Jacqui Kirkby.
Sutherland – http://www.stop-csg-sutherland.org/
Sydney Residents Against CSG – http://www.facebook.com/groups/nocsginsydney/
Stop CSG Sydney Water Catchments – http://stopcsgsydneywatercatchment.org.au/ (Oakdale, Nattai)
Stop CSG Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/stopcsg
Save Our Water Catchments – http://www.s-o-w-c-a.org/
Western Sydney Conservation Alliance – http://www.facebook.com/groups/266565538243
CSG Free Western Sydney – https://www.facebook.com/CsgFreeWesternSydney
Stop CSG groups in regional NSW …
Barrington / Gloucester / Stroud – http://www.bgsp-alliance.asn.au/
Blue Mountains Stop CSG – http://www.stopcsgbm.net.au/index.php
Blue Mountains Convservation Sociey – http://www.bluemountains.org.au/index.shtml
Bylong Valley – http://www.bvpa.org.au/
Bylong is in the upper Hunter, 200km N/W of Sydney. Fertile agricultural areas, including the renowned Tarwyn Park, home of Peter Andrew’s “Natural Sequence Farming”, are under threat from coal mining and CSG exploration.
Caroona Coal Action Group – http://www.ccag.org.au/
Clarence Valley – https://www.facebook.com/groups/201031186639662
Dharawal (Illawarra) – http://www.facebook.com/save.dharawal?ref=ts&fref=ts
Fullerton Cove – http://www.facebook.com/stopcsgfullertoncove (north of Newcastle)
Gilgandra – https://www.facebook.com/NoCSGGilgandraDistrict
Great Artesian Basin Protection Group – heaps of good updates – http://www.gabpg.org.au/
Hunter Valley – http://www.huntervallyprotectionalliance.com
Illawarra – http://stop-csg-illawarra.org/
Leard Forest – http://leardstateforest.com/
8000 hectares of forest between Narrabri and Boggabri in north west NSW. The nearest farming community is Maules Creek, which is threatened by the expansion of the Whitehaven open cut coal mining.
Williams River Valley – http://williamsrivervalley.blogspot.com.au
Artists from Williams River (upper Hunter) opposing coal and CSG mining.
Wollombi (lower Hunter) – Wollombi Against Gas Extraction – http://wage.org.au/
Wollombi – http://wollombi.nsw.au/news/ – local news from Wollombi & Hunter Valley + CSG related articles
Stop CSG groups in other states
Darling Downs – http://www.sodd.com.au/index.html
Darling Downs (Western) – http://westerndowns.group-action.com/
firstname.lastname@example.org (Dayne Pratzky, Drew Hutton)
Scenic Rim – http://www.keepthescenicrimscenic.com/
The Basin – http://www.basinsustainabilityalliance.org/
Kimberley – http://www.savethekimberley.com/index.php
Stop CSG groups in other countries
Related Climate Action Groups
Go Fossil Free Australia
Promotes renewable energy and encourages divestment from fossil fuel investments.
A project of 350.org to end the expansion of coal and gas industry in Australia.