Traditional Owners Challenge the Natural Gas Agreement Bill

The Natural Gas Agreement Bill formalises an agreement between the Barnett Government and Buru Energy to build a pipeline from the Canning Basin to the Pilbara. Here it can tie into the Dampier to Bunbury pipeline bringing Canning Basin gas to both the domestic market in the South West and export facilities in the North West.

The Bill also requires Buru to continue to investigate gas reserves in time for a 2016 final investment decision on the construction of the pipeline and associated infrastructure.

Acquisition of land at James Price point would allow processing of shale gas as well as offshore gas.

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Shale Gas and Coal Seam Gas

"Some people herald it as the start of a new dawn, and others condemn it as a potential environmental disaster.

I am talking of course about shale gas and shale oil, produced by hydraulic fracturing — known by its shorthand as “fracking.” With every new technology there are winners and losers, benefits and costs."

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"The new "Saudi" in the US is far more important than that country's fiscal cliff and will hit existing energy producers such as the Middle East and Australia.

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The online activist group GetUp has created an interactive map showing all
the coal seam gas reserves and mining wells across the country.

What is fracking? [ PDF 3.3 MBs ]

Access the map here - http://csg.getup.org.au/

More information on gas fracking - http://na.unep.net/geas/

 

Coal seam gas wells south of Chinchilla in south-west Queensland. (AAP)

Coal and Seam Gas Information

This is a list of organisations that provide information about mining, water governance and integrated water management.

AUSTRALIA NATIONAL

The online activist group GetUp has created an interactive mapshowing all the coal seam gas reserves and mining wells across the country.

Check it out at http://csg.getup.org.au/

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

http://ccwa.org.au/content/mining-kimberley
Conservation Council of W.A.
Coal and uranium mining in the Kimberley
While many know about the gas hub proposed north of Broome there are plans for equally damaging coal and uranium mines inland.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/02/3152707.htm?section=business (PERTH)
Anti-coal protesters have ramped up their campaign against an underground coal mine near Margaret River, launching a series of print and television advertisements.
There has been strong community opposition to plans by LD Operations to establish the mine at Osmington.
The documentary film maker Michael Muntz is behind the ads which will run on commercial television and in newspapers throughout WA in coming weeks.

****http://www.water.wa.gov.au/Water+regions/Kimberley/default.aspx
Special projects
Fitzroy surface water - groundwater interaction project, runs for 3 years and is funded by the National Water Commission. The objectives of the project are to improve our understanding of the hydrologic processes of the Fitzroy River including groundwater and surface water interactions

http://nonewcoalwa.com.au/personalcomments/1953?page=8
Conservation Council of W.A.
Personal Comments | No new coal for WA
The Mardoowarra-Fitzroy River is living water; it is rich with biodiversity in the water, the land, the sky and the spirit. We are Australians and we want ...

http://www.safeclimate.org.au/node/390
Kimberley Traditional Owner supports No New Coal campaign
Address to the No New Coal Rally on Saturday 11th December 2010
A Safe Climate is a Human Right


NEW SOUTH WALES
http://www.risingtide.org.au/
Rising Tide Newcastle

Mail: PO Box 290 Newcastle, 2300
Email: risingtide AT risingtide DOT org DOT au
Phone: Steve Denshire on +61 402 556 420

http://www.coal4breakfast.com.au/page5.htm
Across Australia, productive, environmentally sustainable farming land is under threat. In 20 years when the windfall for the state coffers has ended and the world no longer wants coal, Australia will stand condemned on the world stage for its greedy rapacious ways and environmental vandalism.

http://huntervalleyprotectionalliance.com/
Contact Executive Officers : Stewart Even, Graeme Gibson
exec@huntervalleyprotectionalliance.com  


http://westerndowns.group-action.com/
NATIONALACTION… RALLY FOR TARA. 7th of March
For more information about Lock The Gate events and initiatives go to
http://lockthegateqld.group-action.com/


http://huntervalleyprotectionalliance.com/hgabout.html
About Hunter-Bulga Gas Action Group
“In the interest of accuracy and accountability, Sydney Gas, its partners, contractors, employees shareholders and other associated individuals and groups are invited to comment, address or correct any of the information contained in this website and in other material disseminated via alternate means or media.”

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/04/19/3195181.htm?site=news
The North East Forest Alliance is calling for an immediate moratorium on any further coal seam gas approvals in New South Wales.


http://www.ccag.org.au/
Caroona Coal Action Group

NATIONAL NEWS

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/01/27/2802323.htm?site=newengland
Abbott cautious about floodplain mining Posted January 27, 2010 11:08:00
Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says he is opposed to further mining on the Liverpool Plains until a thorough examination of the region's underground aquifers is done.
He made the comments during a tour of a soil carbon operation on a property at Spring Ridge.
Mr Abbott says he is aware of two Senate inquiries that have recommended a halt to exploration until independent water data is collected.
The Opposition Leader says the floodplain is too important as a food bowl to jeopardise its future. 

http://article.wn.com/view/2011/03/14/Gas_coal_exports_tipped_to_rise_after_Japanese_disaster/
DEMAND for Australia's key exports to Japan -- coal, iron ore and liquefied natural gas -- is set to rise in the wake of the massive earthquake destruction,...
The Australian 2011-03-14


http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/45740
Safe Climate Perth launches anti-coal campaign
Sunday, October 17, 2010
http://www.greenleft.org.au/taxonomy/term/2739
Perth presentation of over 8000 signatures against new coal

QUEENSLAND

http://www.sixdegrees.org.au/
Six Degrees is a campaign of Friends of the Earth Brisbane. We work with communities and groups to reduce Queensland's dependence on coal , and to ensure a

...http://www.sixdegrees.org.au/content/links-and-resources including:
What happens when a energy company plans to mine your property?  And
You need to know your legal rights:

http://www.bulgacoal.com.au/aboutus_location.html (XSTRATA)
Environmental Management System http://www.bulgacoal.com.au/environment_system.html
Rehabilitation http://www.bulgacoal.com.au/biodiversity_rehab.html

VICTORIA

http://www.environmentvictoria.org.au/index.php?q=coalwatch
ComprehEnsive cover of various events and campaigns
Replace Hazelwood
9 Dec 2010 ... Hazelwood is Australia's dirtiest power station. We're calling on the ... Moving forward: the campaign to Replace Hazelwood rolls on ...
www.replacehazelwood.org.au/ - Cached - Similar

Hazelwood - the dirtiest power station in the world? -- WWF-Australia
In many ways Australia can be regarded as a modern country that plays a leading role among industrialised nations. Not when it comes to electricity ...
www.wwf.org.au/articles/feature34/ - Cached - Similar

http://www.latrobevalleyexpress.com.au/news/local/news/general/hazelwood-talks-stop/2161205.aspx
Hazelwood talks stop 12 May 2011
BY NIKITA VAZ A decision by the State Government to discontinue negotiations on the Brumby Government's proposed early closure of two units of Hazelwood ...
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