The EPA hands out little more than a slap on the wrist to Santos for uranium contamination of aquifers near the Pilliga. The offence has attracted a mere $1500 fine, which the EPA claims reflects the environmental damage. Doubtful…. See the full SMH article.
This is after being fined $52,500 earlier in the year for failing to report a spill in the Pilliga. See full article.
Zero Emissions Media Centre, Melbourne
28 June 2013
Energy think-tank Zero Emissions is joining forces with Gunnedah Basin and Liverpool Plains farmers to stop Santos extracting gas from the pristine Pilliga state forest in north-west NSW.
“Fossil gas company Santos wants to create a massive gas field, far bigger than anything NSW has ever seen, in the beautiful Pilliga state forest near Narrabri and we will stop them,” said Zero Emissions executive director Matthew Wright.
Santos is attempting to appear conciliatory by claiming it will not develop 50 core wells across a wider region and will instead seek approval for 18 core and pilot wells in the state forest at Narrabri.
“The claim that Santos will only work in the Pilliga forest is crafted to make the Gunnedah community believe that they will be immune from this mega industrial project. When in fact … Read More »
The Namoi Valley Independent has reported that Santos is seeking approval to build a temporary workers camp south west of Gunnedah on private property on Voca Road, which runs from Curlewis to Wandobah.
This move is in stark contrast with the actions of locals, who are moving to close the roads to CSG.
The Council should consider this very carefully….
Over 100 Farmers were present on Thursday 27th October to launch the community blockade to stop Santos from commencing CSG pilot production at George’s Island Spring Ridge. The second day brought another 90 people to show their support. Our Farmers should be growing our food not manning blockades but the community feel they have no other choice. They are committed to protect our most valuable resources and it is a credit to them.
Kevin Anderson, the local member for Tamworth pledged his support as did Fiona Simson of NSW Famers when they called at the blockade last week. Tony and Lyn Windsor visited on the weekend and Tony is right behind us doing whatever he can in Canberra. Jeremy Buckingham Greens MP and his wife Sarah came over from Orange. Jeremy has lobbied hard against CSG. It was his initiative that … Read More »
Much fun was had at the Blockade, the Monday night before Christmas, at the CCAG “Thank You” BBQ organised by the SOS Liverpool Plains girls.
Rodney the Clown entertained the many children with balloon figures, jokes and face painting and everyone joined in the Christmas carols: “O Little Town of Caroona”, “Good Old Georgus Clift”, “Santos the Red-faced Company” and a rousing rendition (to the tune of Santa Claus is comin’ to town) of “BHP Ain’t Comin’ To Mine”- old favourites with brand new words more fitting to the times we are in. The finale was left for a Steve Charles solo singing his very moving “Bring It On” accompanied by guitar.
We would like to thank everyone who has donated their time and money to this campaign for clean food and water supplies and we wish you all much fun with … Read More »