Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Questions asked but answers unsatisfactory

Last week the media focused on the effect of the mining boom on the economy. This week questions are being asked about why potential property buyers were not told about CSG drilling, what happens to waste water and how did Btex get into aquifers.

Dart prepares to dump NSW?

Is NSW becoming too hard for Dart Energy? After strong opposition to core hole drilling at Putty and angry meetings with Sydney residents where it also has approval to drill, Dart issued an announcement to the Australian Stock Exchange which boosted its flagging share price.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Media release - Poll reveals opposition to CSG

Polling conducted by Galaxy Research has revealed widespread opposition to coal seam gas in Australia and puts pressure on Premier Barry O'Farrell to act to protect the NSW environment and communities.

Why CSG extraction should not be allowed at Putty

A submission has been sent to the Premier, Barry O’Farrell, from the Putty Community Association CSG Subcommittee outlining reasons why coal seam gas extraction should not be allowed at Putty.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Drilling starts at Putty

Drilling starts at Putty, bore water testing, council and RFS not notified, a week of protests, media focus on coal seam gas and Putty.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Media release – Putty protest rally

About 50 people were at a protest against coal seam gas on a private property on
Putty Road on Sunday 14 August.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Media Release - CSG Protest Rally on Putty Road Sunday 14 August

Members of the Putty community and friends will be protesting against coal seam gas on Sunday 14 August from 11am to 2pm. The protest rally will be held on a private property, “Wheeny”, on the western side of the Putty Road half way between Windsor and Singleton and adjoining the property of the proposed drilling site.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Media release - CSG Drilling to start Monday at Putty Valley

CSG Drilling to start Monday at Putty Valley threatening the Wollemi National Park and Hawkesbury Oyster Farmers

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Impacts of coal seam gas to be investigated

A Parliamentary Committee will investigate the environmental, economic and social impacts of coal seam gas mining in NSW, following widespread concerns from landholders, farmers and environmentalists worried about the affects of this rapidly growing industry. The Committee is currently seeking submissions from interested individuals and groups, with a closing date of 7th September 2011.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Putty goes to Leichhardt

On Monday night a group of 15 Putty Valley landholders and residents attended a public meeting hosted by The Greens at Leichhardt Town Hall. Over 300 people crowded into the hall to hear from coal seam gas mining company representatives and a variety of people who oppose them.