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A broad church of resistance to CSG

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Australian Greens environment spokesperson Larissa Waters has welcomed calls by Carmelite nuns in New South Wales to stop drilling for coal seam gas and back renewable energies instead. "It turns out that there is nowhere in Australia where coal seam gas can't reach you, even if you're living in a secluded monastery," Senator Waters said. "AGL are planning to build… Read More

Fracking pollution danger proven a reality

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

A study by the Environmental Protection Agency in the US proving beyond doubt that coal seam gas fracking has contaminated water resources in Wyoming should be a wake up call for Australians, according to the Greens spokesperson for mining Larissa Waters. "Coal seam gas is gambling with our water, our environment and our land, and we all stand… Read More

Laws left behind by CSG rush

Friday, December 9th, 2011

The decision of the Dalby Magistrates Court to find Drew Hutton, president of the Lock the Gate Alliance, guilty of obstructing the operations of a coal seam gas company was proof that the law is stacked in favour of the fossil fuel giants, according to the Australian Greens. "This judgement shows there is an urgent need for reform, as the law is allowing CSG… Read More

CSG regulation far from robust

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Claims by mining barons at this week's International Gas Symposium that the coal seam gas industry is already extensively and robustly regulated are nothing but hot air, according to Australian Greens Senator Larissa Waters. "The spurious claims from CSG executives about how safe and well regulated the industry already is are laughable, and show how out of touch they are with… Read More

Greens support Lock the Gate President in CSG court case

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and mining spokesperson Larissa Waters have attended a rally in Dalby today to support Drew Hutton, President of the Lock the Gate Alliance, in his appearance before the Magistrates Court. "I have known Drew for 30 years. He is a co-founder of the Australian Greens. His courage and integrity are formidable characteristics when lined up against this money-hungry,… Read More

A govt that cannot manage Gladstone has no right to destroy Abbott Point

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

The Queensland Greens say that the Premier’s announcement of massive expansion of Abbott Point coal terminal should chill the heart of anyone concerned about Queensland’s fisheries, tourism and environment. The Premier has released plans to massively expand the Abbott Point port to nine terminals with a capacity of 385 megatonnes per annum making it one of the biggest… Read More

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