Updated: April 26, 2013
Coal Seam Gas
Coal Seam Gas is emerging as a massive public issue. Gaslands, farmers and locals standing up to multi-national corporations, community blockades in Queensland, and growing problems in New South Wales have captured the public’s imagination. But just what are the environmental impacts of this massive new industry? And what is the Wilderness Society in NSW doing about it?
Coal Seam Gas Updates
- Coal seam gas exposed, but NSW still at risk - April 05, 2013
- Study proves Pilliga Forest a 'Noah's Ark' for threatened species - October 31, 2012
- Santos attempts to hide failures from public - June 20, 2012
- Santos forced into Pilliga shutdown - April 26, 2012
Recently, the ABC’s Four Corners exposed the coal seam gas risks, the rush, the lack of science and the industry pressure from coal seam gas company Santos to drill and frack without time for proper environmental assessments. The program focused on QLD, but Santos are also getting away with dodgy approvals and putting our land and water at risk in NSW.
The Pilliga is the only place in the world where you can find the tiny Pilliga Mouse, and the results of this report show that the area earmarked for coal seam gas mining contains a number of breeding sites for this and other endangered species.
Questions are being asked as to what Santos has to hide after the company objected to the release of 34 documents relating to their coal seam gas operations in the Pilliga Forest, near Narrabri in north-western NSW.
After an investigation by the Wilderness Society and local environment groups, coal seam gas company Santos has had to temporarily shut down the majority of their drilling operations in the beautiful Pilliga Forest.