Farmers in NSW are furious that Scott Morrison’s gas-led recovery plan has been quietly continued by Labor, threatening the prime crop-growing soil and water of the Condamine Floodplain and Liverpool Plains. Elena Garcia reports.
Coal seam gas (CSG)
A crowd outside the Federal Court stood in solidarity with Gomeroi people who are appealing a Native Title Tribunal decision to reject native title, allowing Santos to frack in the Pilliga Forest. David Killingly reports.
Saul Griffiths has demonstrated that 100% renewable energy would help the US and Australia not reach the climate targets, surpass them and raise export earnings. Elena Garcia reports.
The Queensland government’s recently-released Coal Seam Gas Brine Management Action Plan confirms that there is not safe way of storing produced salt. Elena Garcia reports.
While Doctors for the Environment Australia warns that coal seam gas mining is toxic, the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association has the Queensland government’s ear. Elena Garcia and Glen Beasley report on the toxic waste problem.
Knitting Nannas and Friends gathered outside Santos’ Sydney office to protest, as the company held its annual general meeting in Tarndanya/Adelaide. Marie Flood reports.
Federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek has just quietly approved another Santos fracking project in Queensland’s Surat Basin, writes Callum Foote.
Faulty valves, broken vents and a myriad of technical problems have already been shown to be standard operational features in Santos’ gas projects, reports North West Protection Advocacy.
Raymond “Bubbly” Weatherall, who has been fighting the oil and gas giant for many years, says the fight for culture, land and water is far from over. Pip Hinman reports.
A climate protest calling on Labor to stop expanding fossil fuels attracted more than 400 people. Rachel Evans reports.
Marie Flood, a member of the Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends, gave this speech at a Sydney climate protest alongside First Nations activists, unionists and high school activists speaking out for real action on the climate.
Gomeroi Elders are planning a day of music and cultural activities to celebrate the beauty of the Pilliga Forest and build the resistance to Santos' proposed gas drilling. David Killingly reports.
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