Parliamentary Report on CSG Mining

From Lock The Gate Alliance:

Dear Tom,

Well, this is huge.

A scathing report into coal seam gas (CSG) has just been released by a NSW Parliamentary Committee*. It reveals that the government has FAILED to implement the NSW Chief Scientist’s recommendations on CSG.

The report found only 2 of 16 recommendations for the controversial CSG industry have been implemented, despite having had five years to get the job done.

The new report states that the environmental damage from CSG is uninsurable and that landholders will have to carry the risk.

We can’t accept this. Can you ring the Deputy Premier of NSW and leader of the Nationals John Barilaro, and tell him he needs to stick up for the bush and stop CSG?

Right now the NSW Government is in the final stages of assessing the controversial Narrabri CSG project which plans to drill 850 CSG wells right through the water recharge zone of the Great Artesian Basin.

We can’t let them push this disastrous project through – not when they’ve failed to put in place the measures the NSW Chief Scientist demanded, not when we now know that CSG is ‘uninsurable’.

Farmers across north-west NSW are calling for an immediate halt to any further assessment of the Narrabri CSG project in light of this scathing report.

Can you join them? Your quick message on the phone could be the call that tips the balance and forces the Government to pay attention. So far the calls have really helped.

The Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals leader John Barrilaro is under pressure on this. He needs to get the message that the community will not rest until this project is stopped.

Farmers and Traditional Owners in the region have opposed this project for almost a decade now. They have never wavered.

Can you add your voice to theirs and call John Barilaro now on (02) 8574 5150. This is a crucial moment. Here are some tips to help you make the call.

Thank you for taking this action with us,

Margaret Fleck

You can read the full report by the Parliamentary Committee here:

Ps If you haven’t yet signed the petition to stop the Narrabri gasfield and back renewable energy for north-west NSW, you can do it now!

Lock the Gate Alliance