URGENT UPDATE: Now is a critical moment in the campaign to protect the Pilliga forest. Will you lodge a submission against Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project to help end CSG in NSW once and for all?
The Wilderness Society is proud to stand with thousands of community members across NSW who are working to protect their land and water from Santos coal seam gas in North West NSW.
Santos’ plans to build gasfields across the Gunnedah Basin of North West NSW are being met with fierce community opposition. Their Narrabri Gas Project is Santos’ plan to drill 850 coal seam gas wells through the Pilliga forest, the largest inland forest left in Eastern Australia.
Santos’ risky quest for coal seam gas in the Pilliga so far has met disastrous results – with over 20 pollution scares, including groundwater contamination, waste spills, and continuing leaks from evaporation ponds.
Now the project has lost bipartisan political support with the State Opposition announcing policy specifically ruling out gasfield development in the Pilliga. The economic justification for the project, a gas supply shortage in NSW, has also been conclusively disproven.
Technical uncertainty at Narrabri remains high and reserves were recently written down by 32%.
The project has already been delayed for years due to the geotechnical difficulties, environmental contamination and community protests.
The community will not rest until the Narrabri Gas Project is scrapped altogether.
In fact, local community members are celebrating the results of neighbour to neighbour coal seam gas surveys. The incredible results are in: 96% of people living across more than 3 million hectares of land in North West NSW want to be gasfield free!
Gas fracking company Santos risks wasting their shareholders’ money on the Narrabri Gas Project. There are a range of financial, technical, regulatory, environmental, social, legal and reputational risks to Santos and their shareholders if they continue to push ahead with the Narrabri Gas Project in the Pilliga.
The nationwide campaign to protect families and water resources from coal seam gas fields across the Pilliga touches the lives of many. Check out our latest national Wilderness News and hear from local mother Nicole Hunter on why coal seam gas is not part of her children’s future.
There is no gas supply shortage in Eastern Australia and no need for the Narrabri Gas Project.
The Santos Narrabri Gas Project has lost bipartisan support. NSW Labor say they will ban coal seam gas in the Pilliga, protecting the Great Artesian Basin groundwater recharge area and responding to sustained community objections to the protect.
Use your superpowers! Your superannuation fund might be using your hard earned cash to build a polluting industrial gasfield in the Pilliga. Use your investment to help stop Santos from destroying our land and water.
Santos is attempting to get an approval for a new treatment facility in the Pilliga for their coal seam gas exploration waste. Send a message to Minerals and Energy Minister Anthony Roberts, to reject this proposal until Santos can demonstrate they can dispose of the toxic salt waste.
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