Coal Seam Gas Mining. Rotary 13/7/11. Not in my back yard Not in ANY back yard!. Who are we?. The LOCK THE GATE Alliance a national alliance over 90 community, industry and environmental groups, over 1,000 registered members & supporters
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Not in my back yard
Not in ANY back yard!
The Northern Rivers Guardians
We are campaigning FOR
Fracking = Hydraulic fracturing.
Water (with additives) is pumped under pressure into coal seams to release the methane gas that is attached to the coal.
Existing Exploration Lease
Existing + Application
Land use conflicts
“The pond at Dyraaba has a lining made of builder’s plastic that is ripped in places and overflowed in the January rains.
Reports of a possible third leaking test well, at the same site at Dyraaba, have added to concerns ...”
Metgasco tailing pond at Dyraaba near Casino
Words & Picture from NR Echo Feb 2011
“The greenhouse gas footprint for shale gas is greater than that for conventional gas or oil when viewed on any time horizon, but particularly so over 20 years. …These methane emissions are at least 30% more than and perhaps more than twice as great as those from conventional gas.”
Methane and the Greenhouse-Gas Footprint of Natural Gas from Shale Formations
By Robert W. Howarth, Renee Santoro, and Anthony Ingraffea
Cornell University, April 2011
A moratorium on all coal seam gas mining pending the findings of a Royal Commission
Fully and independently assess:
communities, health, environment, agriculture and other industries
Local government – Calls for a moratorium from
Australian / Queensland governments
- Court action
Lock the Gate Alliance
Northern Rivers Guardians