The NSW Government approved exploration for coal seam gas 500m from the World Heritage Wollemi National Park at Putty. The Australian 'gas rush' for export needs to be reconsidered taking into account the impacts on the environment, people’s health, livelihoods and plans for the future.
NSW Government say there will be a gas shortage while BHP Billiton say they
have plenty in Bass Strait. Videos of Save the Great Barrier Reef, 7000 march
against coal seam gas in Lismore and the Protect our Water, Protect our Land
rally in Sydney.
now, developers and mining companies are lobbying to weaken essential
environmental protections and public participation rights in the planning
system in order to get fast-tracked development approvals.
of people from farms and environmental groups march to State Parliament on 1
May chanting "City and country, united we stand. Protect our water,
protect our land". They were demonstrating their objections to the
Government’s draft Strategic Land Use policy.