A leading academic who was an advisor to the Scottish Government on fracking no longer believes that unconventional gas development is viable, saying it has been “fatally undermined” following an energy policy U-turn by the UK Government.
People for the Plains are worried that industrialised CSG operations are being allowed to incrementally roll out across the Pilliga region without locals having a say, and without adequate environmental assessment or safeguards. Each incremental CSG project represents not just a growing presence of industry in this biodiverse region, but also a new threat to one of Australia’s most important natural environments.
Santos fined after coal seam gas project contaminates aquifer 'with uranium'
Fracking ban: Labor MP urges Andrews government for permanent CSG ban Date November 1, 2015 Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/fracking-ban-labor-mp-urges-andrews-government-for-permanent-csg-ban-20151031-gknkc8.html#ixzz3rZ5fmV3s Follow us: @theage on Twitter | theageAustralia on Facebook A coal seam gas exploratory well.
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Nationals leader Warren Truss believes farmers should have the right to veto coal seam gas exploration and extraction on their properties, following a call by assistant health minister Fiona Nash for a change to state laws. Q&A: George Bender's daughter accuses politicians of neglecting farmers Read more His comments come after the suicide of Queensland farmer George Bender, whose daughter Helen berated politicians on ABC’s Q&A for failing to listen to farmers concerns regarding mining
Following the massive outpouring of grief shown after the death of Chinchilla farmer, George Bender, his family has spoken of their grief and pain after losing a husband and father to suicide. Mr Bender passed away in a Brisbane hospital after being airlifted from Chinchilla, over a week ago. Mr Bender had been a well-known campaigner for the rights of landholders in negotiations with coal seam gas (CSG) companies for the past decade
The Bender family of Chinchilla, a rural town about 260km from Brisbane, has spoken of their pain and grief after losing a father and a husband to suicide. George passed away on Wed afternoon in a Brisbane hospital after being airlifted from Chinchilla. He was a well-known campaigner for the rights of landholders in negotiations with CSG companies. His daughter Helen described her father as loving, and jovial, who was a happy man who loved to sing and
Helen Bender, supported by brother Brian, read a statement prepared by the Bender family in tribute to their late father George in Chinchilla yesterday afternoon. George Thomas Bender was born on 12 June 1947, and spent his life as one of five generations of Benders who have, since 1907, farmed in the Chinchilla district. In an area renowned for its prime agricultural land, George was raised and educated in the knowledge and skills of farming