NSW CWA calls for ban on coal seam gas mining

Country Women's Association meeting on May 25.

The NSW Country Women’s Association passed a motion at its state conference on May 27 calling for a halt to any further “unconventional gas exploration” in NSW — a ban on coal seam gas. The motion was put by the Maules Creek branch.

It flies in the face of last week’s announcement by NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro that he wanted an expansion of the CSG industry, although not on the Liverpool Plains.

The preamble to the motion said the CWA was worried CSG mining divided communities and risked the health of children.

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