Stop CSG!

Indonesian government promoting risky unconventional gas and Australia companies are responding

Indonesian government promoting risky unconventional gas and Australia companies are responding

The Indonesian government is promoting unconventional gas exploration and production in Indonesia. This would mean in the pursuit of coal bed methane (CBM) / coal seam gas (CSG), shale gas and tight gas, hydraulic fracturing or fracking would occur with all its associated negative impacts. The United Nations Environment Programme has expressed their concern over(…)

Techno-fixes and micro-management needed to make CSG ‘safe’

Techno-fixes and micro-management needed to make CSG ‘safe’

The NSW chief scientist’s report on CSG was released late last night so it was difficult for our concerns to get a run in the media. The overall message of the report is that there is still so much we don’t know, yet everything has risks but fear not, new technology will save us !(…)

CSG and your health

CSG and your health

Clinical Psychologist Dr Wayne Somerville recently launched a report on the Health Impacts of CSG and Shale Gas Mining, including CSG Health Checklists and Self-Help Risk Management Tools. “Despite the rapid expansion of CSG developments, the health impacts have not been adequately researched, and effective regulations that protect public health are not in place. There(…)

Anti-frack speaking tour a success

Anti-frack speaking tour a success

NTN has just completed a massive overseas speaking tour on the dangers of fracking arranged by Friends of the Earth UK, FOE Scotland and FOE Ireland in cooperation with local Frack free and Frack off groups. Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith  also spoke at London University, hosted by the Human Rights Consortium. Onshore extraction of gas through(…)

No Clean Bill of Health for Tara CSG

No Clean Bill of Health for Tara CSG

The Queensland Government’s investigation into the impacts of  coal seam gas in the Tara region dismisses pollution and is not a comprehensive health study. The study shouldn’t be used by government or industry to claim ‘a clean bill of health’ for the CSG industry in Tara, or any other CSG field for that matter. Read(…)