Mounting evidence that CSG mining poses substantial risks. Stop CSG Now


Nattai declares itself CSG Free

Nattai declares itself CSG Free (Photo credit: kateausburn)

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English: A table depicting some example existential risks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

http://stop-csg-illawarra.org/

There is mounting evidence that CSG mining poses substantial risks. Stop CSG Illawarra formed to express community concern about these risks, including:
■Threats to water systems and supplies
■Leaking methane;
■Health impacts;
■Above ground footprint
■Related seismic activity; and
■Insufficient research and community engagement in CSG determinations.

Concern about these risks is why Stop CSG Illawarra calls for:
■A freeze on CSG exploration and mining
■A royal commission into the impacts of CSG development
■A ban on fracking
■A ban on CSG development in drinking water catchments

CSG exploration licences cover most of the Illawarra, and more applications have been lodged. Four pilot wells have been drilled, one in Darkes Forest and three in conjunction with Metropolitan Colliery.

Sixteen exploration wells in the northern Illawarra have also been granted development consent – all in and around drinking water catchments – though this consent is currently invalid. Sustained opposition from the local community delayed drilling past project expiry dates and an administrative error by the owners saw a renewal application lodged late.

We encourage you to take a deeper look at the risks involved with CSG and the situation in the Illawarra, then judge for yourself.

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