Archive | August, 2012

O’Farrell floundering on coal seam gas facts

31 August 2012 by maxphillips

Media Release 31 August 2012 The Greens NSW spokesperson on mining Jeremy Buckingham today said Premier Barry O’Farrell was floundering on coal seam gas after getting his facts wrong several times this week on approvals, compensation liability for cancellation of gas exploration licences, and on future gas supply. “Barry O’Farrell is floundering on coal seam [...]

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Responsible Mining (Protecting Land, Water and Communities) Bill 2012

24 August 2012 by maxphillips

Jeremy Buckingham, the NSW Greens spokesperson on Mining and Agriculture will introduce legislation to introduce clear no-go zones for mineral and gas exploration, mining and gas production. The Greens Responsible Mining (Protecting Land, Water and Communities) Bill is a response to the demands of the NSW public to bring to an end the failed adaptive [...]

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Locals ‘not told’ of new CSG well

23 August 2012 by maxphillips

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Greens support community blockade of coal seam gas at Fullerton Cove

20 August 2012 by maxphillips

MEDIA RELEASE   20 August 2012 The Greens NSW spokesperson on mining Jeremy Buckingham voiced the Greens’ support for the blockade of a coal seam gas drilling site by Fullerton Cove residents today, saying that drilling at the site was a high risk activity.  Jeremy visited residents at Fullerton Cove last Friday. “The Greens support the [...]

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Washington DC – Stop the Frack Attack Convergence and Rally

13 August 2012 by maxphillips

When we decided to investigate the impact of shale and coal seam gas development in the United States, we didn’t know that the campaigners in the US were planning a national anti-fracking rally in Washington. By sheer coincidence we had planned to be in Washington on the 28th of  July, the day of the Stop [...]

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Meeting with State Senator, Tony Avella – New York

10 August 2012 by maxphillips

The campaign to protect New York’s drinking water supply from potential contamination caused by shale gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing – or hydro fracking as it is called here - has ramped up significantly over the last 12 months. New Yorkers boast that they have the world’s largest unfiltered water supply. One billion gallons a [...]

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Powder River Basin flyover & farm visit

07 August 2012 by maxphillips

Wyoming and the Powder River Basin is the location of many of those iconic scenes in Gasland that show the coal seam gas fields as a spider web of devastation spreading out across the landscape. We saw a hint on the flight out of Dallas.I remember the new perspective I got when I chartered a [...]

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Powder River Basin, Wyoming – Part 1

Powder River Basin, Wyoming - Part 1

01 August 2012 by maxphillips

The Powder River Basin, which extends from Southeast Montana through the North East and to the centre of Wyoming is well known for its coal deposits. About 360 million tonnes of coal is taken from this area, 40% of US demand. The basin supplies coal to about 35 power stations with only a few of these [...]

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