AGL sells back ‘unviable’ coal seam gas licence to NSW government | The Australian

… last week cancelled a coal seam gas exploration licence that covered the majority of the metropolitan Sydney. PEL 463 covered over 189,000 hectares from Bundeena in the city’s south to Rooty Hill in its west and as far north as Gosford. CSG is set to be a heated topic in the lead up to the state election on March 28, with the opposition promising to cancel or suspend indefinitely coal seam gas exploration licences in the Northern Coast if elected, and to do so without compensation. Metgasco, …

Film to highlight CSG dangers prior to election | Echonetdaily

A film highlighting the invasive nature of coal seam gas will screen throughout the northern rivers and other areas in the lead-up to next month’s state election. Called Frackman, the film tells the story of accidental activist Dayne Pratzky and his struggle against the expansion of international gas companies in Queensland’s Darling Downs. Dayne embarks on a journey that transforms him from conservative pig-shooter to sophisticated global activist. Producer Simon Nasht said it was vital …

AGL’s Camden coal seam gas claims spark transparency fears

… at the company’s 144-well Camden Gas Project. They include a rig manager who worked 21 days’ straight and a sudden release of gas that injured workers. Coal seam gas is shaping as a hotly fought state election issue in rural and regional NSW, amid public concern over the pollution of land, water and air. Radio host Alan Jones, whose castigation of Queensland’s LNP government over coal mining is likely to have contributed to the party’s electoral walloping, is a vocal …