Groups

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 info@stopcsgsydney.org.au 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 –

http://www.lockthegate.org.au/    – the national coordinating group for stopping CSG
http://www.lockthegate.org.au/groups – list of all LTG affiliated groups

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.

short film about Aussies Against Fracking
TV coverage on CSG and Aussies Against Fracking

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 …

Blacktown – http://www.facebook.com/pages/No-CSG-Blacktown/160635150691355

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 meredith@nocsgpowerstations.blogdns.net

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.

St Peters – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-CSG-Fracking-Sydney/114900405266877

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
also http://www.facebook.com/StopCoalSeamGasBlueMountains

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/
also http://www.facebook.com/pages/Great-Artesian-Basin-Protection-Group/206162379041?ref=stream

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.

Newcastle / Hunter – http://www.facebook.com/pages/STOP-CSG-Fracking-Newcastle-Hunter-Region/227929943938705

Northern Rivers – http://www.csgfreenorthernrivers.org/
also http://northernriversguardians.org/

Pilliga – http://www.stoppilligacoalseamgas.com.au/

Rivers SOS – http://www.facebook.com/RiversSOS
also http://www.facebook.com/RiversSOS

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

Queensland

Darling Downs – http://www.sodd.com.au/index.html

Darling Downs (Western) – http://westerndowns.group-action.com/
westerndownsalliance@gmail.com (Dayne Pratzky, Drew Hutton)
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=110983235604671

Scenic Rim – http://www.keepthescenicrimscenic.com/

The Basin – http://www.basinsustainabilityalliance.org/

Western Australia

Kimberley – http://www.savethekimberley.com/index.php

Stop CSG groups in other countries

Frack Off UK

Related Climate Action Groups

Go Fossil Free Australia
Promotes renewable energy and encourages divestment from fossil fuel investments.

Summer Heat
A project of 350.org to end the expansion of coal and gas industry in Australia.

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