#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 […]






Repair and hope for the #Pilliga Forest, by long-time campaigner Iris Ray Nunn






  By Iris Ray Nunn 18th March 2014 Margo: Iris covered the battle to save the Pilliga State Forest from Santos CSG for the No Fibs CSG Citizen Journalism project late last year. It seemed hopeless, then… I know big business has not pulled their CSG operations out of the Pilliga, Yet, but, also, as well […]






The ‘climate chaos’ challenge and the courage of candidates’ convictions in #GriffithVotes: @GriffithElects reports






 [clear] According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Australia had its hottest year ever in 2013 and we have now experienced heatwaves and destructive fires in the first month of 2014. Twitter went viral this week with reports that Prince Charles has said of climate change sceptic that they are like “headless chickens” (of course, we […]






Shortage of facts, not a shortage of gas: Errol Brandt @e2mq173 reports






 By Errol Brandt When New South Wales Premier Barrier O’Farrell was advised to avoid using ‘certain words’, it was a clear indication that debate around coal seam gas is no longer about facts.  It seems that politicians are trying as hard as possible to develop CSG in NSW without angering the electorate. The Premier’s advice suggested […]






Green turns brown, grey and fluoro in Election13






By Susie Russell September 1, 2013 The image of Nero fiddling while Rome burned comes to mind. Seven days out from the Federal election and so little discussion of what is at stake. The environment looks like being burned at the stake as part of Tony Abbott’s witch-hunt. ‘The greatest moral issue of our time’, […]






The crocodile is rising: Iris Ray Nunn reports from the Pilliga






  By Iris Ray Nunn An historical event in the East Pilliga forest on the weekend saw farmers, environmentalists and overseas visitors come together with local Gomeroi Elders and their descendants to learn about the sacred significance of the Leard and Pilliga (Billiga) forests, and why it is of vital importance to protect these sites […]