Monday, 30 May 2011

Is an exploration lease over your home?

Mining advocacy seminar, the week’s leaks and spill, is your home covered by a mining exploration lease – see the map, outgoing Woodside boss sleeps at night because he didn’t get the company into CSG mining.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Department of Planning media release

The Department of Planning has put the following media release on their website.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

What's an exploration licence freeze?

The Sydney Morning Heralds article - Exploration licences freeze in NSW gave me reason to hope but on closer inspection it is hard to know what it means. With no media release on the Department of Planning’s website it is difficult to clarify if it means exploration licences or approvals for exploration. As all valuable mining areas in NSW already have Exploration Licences over them a freeze on new exploration licences means little!!!

Friday, 20 May 2011

Environmentalists, scientists and farmers unite

As we wait to find out the NSW government’s plans for coal seam gas (CSG) mining in NSW, an unlikely alliance has formed between environmentalists, scientists and farmers.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Hunter coal, gas and vineyard tour

The first frost for 2011 covered the Putty Valley this week. AGL opens an information office in Singleton and we take a quick tour of mines and vineyards in the Hunter.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Camden gas well tour

Dart Energy reps tell the community that gas wells in Putty will look like the ones at Camden so I go to Camden to check them out, then AGL tells me no one knows what they will look like until after exploration when the geology is known.