Community Celebration – #Bulga Beats A Generous Heart Despite Threat From #Coal Expansion by @coolmccool






The recent Bulga Beats Festival was a warm celebration of community spirit, from a small town determined to show its strength and vitality, in spite of the existential threat it faces from Rio Tinto’s encroaching Warkworth open cut mine. If Rio Tinto gets its way, Bulga will be effectively swallowed by the coal mine, and […]






Maules Creep Coal Mine #leardblockade. Who’s the umpire? asks @greekmcchic






The moans of senior mining industry identities are increasing as they condemn environmental protestors for “not accepting the umpire’s decision” on mining approvals and conditions. The problem is, it’s them who refuse to accept the umpire’s decision Stephen Galilee, Mark Vaile and Phillip Christensen have all emerged recently condemning legitimate community protests while big mining […]






Everyone wants prompt government response to CSG Review : #environment @richardsheggie reports






The long-awaited Independent CSG Review The Final Report of the Independent Review of Coal Seam Gas Activities in NSW was released by the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer (CSE) on September 30, 2014. The technical, business and academic qualifications and experience of the Chair of the CSG Review, Professor Mary O’Kane, make her eminently suitable to […]






The business of risk: @adropex on values exposed by Credit Suisse @SantosLtd #Pilliga #csg report






On 3 July Credit Suisse, published a report on the Narrabri Gas Project (NGP). The NGP is a coal seam gas (CSG) operation in the Pillaga State Forest in northwestern NSW, owned and operated by Australian company Santos Ltd. The purpose of the report was: “To assess the risks to the NGP due to the […]






#Pilliga farmers go to town: @naomiTWS on their #SantosAGM experience






Margo: Naomi works full-time as the Wilderness Society campaigner helping #Pilliga residents try to fight the Santos plan to turn much of the Pilliga State Forest into an industrial gas field. And that’s just stage one. The Society’s brief on the campaign is here, and Naomi’s post on how she uncovered the contamination of an […]






A Eureka Stockade moment? Your #BentleyBlockade brief before NSW Police ‘Operation Stapler’






[clear] [clear]Northern Rivers communities unite against government-endorsed gas mining frenzy In protest against the mining frenzy that is gripping the country, the community-led non-violent blockade at Bentley in the Northern Rivers of NSW is emerging as one of the largest social uprisings the country has witnessed. The blockade of the drill site, which began almost […]






Tony Abbott’s final swipe at Neville Wran: @e2mq173 comments






The twist in a tumultuous week in NSW politics was the passing of former Premier Neville Wran on Sunday, April 20. Mr Wran entered the NSW parliament in 1970 and was Premier from 1976 until he retired from politics in 1986. As Premier, Mr Wran delivered a moderate and stable government which continued to be […]






#CSG is risky business for aquifers: @NaomiTWS proves even the ‘good guys’ know it






By Naomi Hogan @NaomiTWS 19th March 2014  Introduction, by Margo Kingston: The NSW Government and Santos did not want the people to know that Coal Seam Gas (#CSG) exploration in the Pilliga State Forest had polluted an aquifer, because that would blow their cover that fracking could not harm the Great Artesian Basin. We know this […]






Your brief on the Santos #CSG #Pilliga saga, by @Wilderness_Aus






Introduction by Margo Kingston These are the latest media briefing notes of the Wilderness Society on the long-running fight to stop Santos fracking the #Pilliga State Forest on the Liverpool Plains in NSW for #CSG. I thought No Fibs readers might find the briefing useful as the story is now politically explosive and will get even more complicated. No Fibs […]






Miners’ case against #leardblockade: Anyone like to respond?






Opinion: Time to get tough on extremists ignoring the law 22nd January 2014 Originally published in The Daily Telegraph. By NSW Minerals Council CEO, Stephen Galilee This Australia Day weekend, most of us will gather with friends and family to celebrate our nation. In stark contrast, a small group of extreme activists will be gathering […]