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Local farmer voices concerns at CSG hearing

Local farmer voices concerns at CSG hearing

Wee Waa farmer Sarah Ceisolka has voiced her support of the new Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015 at a committee hearing in Tamworth last week, but says the legislation doesn’t go far enough.

ABOVE: Kirsten Kelly (Boggabri), Greens Senator Larissa Waters, Wee Waa farmer Sarah Ciesiolka and Sally Hunter (Boggabri) at the public hearing in Tamworth. Photo: Gareth Gardner, Northern Daily Leader.

Wee Waa farmer Sarah Ceisolka has voiced her support of the new Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015 at a committee hearing in Tamworth last week, but says the legislation doesn’t go far enough.

The bill was introduced to parliament earlier this year by Greens Senator Larissa Waters and gives landholders, native title holders and local councils the right to say no to coal and gas developments.

Senators from each of the major political parties are currently touring the state to gather further evidence in favour of, or against, the new bill.

Thursday, 3 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Koala challenge: Court hears case against Shenhua

Koala challenge: Court hears case against Shenhua

As Save the Koala Month begins today, Shenhua is facing a court challenge arguing its Watermark mine will threaten the local koala population with extinction.

The high-profile case has been brought by the Upper Mooki Landcare Group supported by the Nature Conservation Council.

But as the second day of the four-day hearing goes ahead at the NSW Land and Environment Court, one koala expert has said the figure of 262 koalas living in the area could be over-estimated by more than 200.

Environmental researcher John Lemon, who has studied koalas on the Watermark site near Breeza and close by, said he was “very surprised” not to have been called to speak at the hearing.

Mr Lemon, who is a former Office of Environment and Heritage employee and now works as a consultant, said he wrote Shenhua’s Interim Koala Habitat Plan and was very familiar with the koala habitat in the area.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Santos in sale mode as pressure builds to cut debt

Santos in sale mode as pressure builds to cut debt

by Angela Macdonald-Smith - Financial Review

Santos's initiation of a no-holds-barred strategic review has stoked speculation over which assets may be sold or whether the whole company may be targeted in a takeover.

Chairman Peter Coates made clear on Friday he would "turn over every stone" in seeking to restore shareholder value at the indebted oil and gas player, meaning that even the most-prized assets will be considered for sale.

Given the size of Santos's debt mountain, at $8.8 billion, a chunky divestment is expected to be required to make a material difference, especially as the company would be selling in the trough of the cycle from a weakened negotiating position.

Citigroup's Dale Koenders said Santos would need to sell $2 billion to $3 billion of assets – or raise that amount in new equity – to bring gearing down to a more comfortable 30-35 per cent by 2017 or the company could cease all growth.



Read more: http://www.afr.com/business/energy/oil/santos-in-sale-mode-as-pressure-builds-to-cut-debt-20150821-gj524u?stb=twt#ixzz3jnC2iluz 
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Tuesday, 25 August 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Farmers prepare their fight to say no

Farmers prepare their fight to say no

RUTH CASKEY - The Land Newspaper

LIVERPOOL Plains, Narrabri, Bylong Valley farmers will take the next step in their fight to say no to coal and coal seam gas mining at a senate hearing in Tamworth.

The meeting, to be held at Wests Diggers on Tuesday, is a hearing into a bill introduced by Greens Senator Larissa Waters' to give landholders the right to say no to coal and unconventional gas and to ban fracking.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Santos gets early approval for CSG treatment plant without detailed plans.

Santos gets early approval for CSG treatment plant without detailed plans.

Peter Hannam ENVIRONMENT EDITOR, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

The Baird government has been accused of making a "reckless" decision to give conditional approval for a coal seam gas desalination plant one of its own agencies said could pose a "significant environment risk".

Santos has won approval for its Leewood Produced Water and Beneficial Reuse Project for its proposed CSG field at Narrabri even though the company is yet to submit detailed water treatment and irrigation plans, nor been given a deadline to submit them.

The NSW government shouldn't be rushing decisions on a project that some analysts think Santos has shelved. 

Naomi Hodgson, Wilderness Society Newcastle campaign manager.

The nod was given by the Division of Resources and Energy (DRE) with the proviso Santos detail within six months how it will manage as much as 500,000 litres of brine a day.



Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/water-issues/santos-gets-early-approval-for-csg-treatment-plant-without-detailed-plans-20150821-gj4k6m.html#ixzz3jn9uwXLo 
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Tuesday, 25 August 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Existing mine’s water issue shows danger of Shenhua project: Joyce

Existing mine’s water issue shows danger of Shenhua project: Joyce

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says existing mining activity near the proposed Shenhua Watermark coal mine in his New England electorate has breached the aquifer, indicating the same is likely to happen with the new project.

The defiant Nationals' deputy leader, who is fighting last week’s federal approval of the planned Shenhua mine, at the weekend gathered more information from locals familiar with the Whitehaven coal operation.

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Tuesday, 14 July 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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NSW change to mining rules could block planned projects; hopes boosted in Bulga coal mine fight

A proposed change to mining policy in New South Wales could force changes to planned projects, or even block them, by giving greater weight to social and environmental factors during the approval process.

The amendment to the Mining State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) has been proposed by Planning Minister Rob Stokes.

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Tuesday, 7 July 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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