Narrabri gas project clears final hurdle, work to begin in the new year
A controversial multi-billion-dollar coal seam gas project in north-west NSW, which has been touted to meet half the state's gas needs, has cleared its final hurdle and work will commence in 2021.
Print text onlyPrintCancelThe controversial Narrabri coal seam gas project in north-west New South Wales, touted to meet half the state's gas needs, has cleared its final hurdle and work will commence in 2021.Key points:Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley says she was satisfied Santos' $3.6 billion proposal will 'safeguard the biodiversity of the Pilliga Forest'
The controversial project has been subject to 10 years of pushback by localsSantos says the project is in the public interest and that assessments found it can be 'developed safely and sustainably'Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley today gave her sign-off to the $3.6 billon proposal by energy company Santos,
subject to a number of conditionsto protect regional biodiversity, groundwater and local communities.Ms Ley said she was "satisfied that the conditions and the staged nature of work in the area will safeguard the biodiversity of the Pilliga Forest". headtopics.com
"My approval has also been informed by advice from the Commonwealth Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development to ensure the ongoing protection of precious water resources," Ms Ley said.The proposal for 850 coal seam gas wells in the Pilliga region has been a divisive topic for local communities with key concerns around potential groundwater and cultural impacts.
Four new local cases in NSW, anyone from Brisbane must isolate
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Yous owe billions now ,well yous better save some billions to clean up the disaster this will cause, fkn dhs. Disasterous for Narrabri 😥 What a disgrace! This is what the lockups were really about Australia. A bunch of crooked politicians in both LNP & Labor lining their pockets again. Signs along the road into Narrabri today say this is not supported by the community. Farming land is for food not gas.
WHY, why more gas? Doesn’t Australia have GAS, GAS, GAS? The Libs are all full of gas , that’s just one source. millbernasconi NSW treasurer Dom_Perrottet was pushing the Federal colleague in the 'Liberal' Party to approve this coal seam gas project. That's why I am saying with the current members in Parliament we con do nothing. There will only be bad news
Pathetic Welp, there goes the water table in that area. And I'd imagine cancer will become prevalent, too. We know from fracking in america all ground water in the region will become toxic leaving current farm land unfarmable. I suggest if your a farmer in the are sell now while u can. NO Fucking humans. Just wanting money and not caring what they destroy.
Well Gladys doesn’t give a shit don’t vote liberal or national 👎👎👎👎👎👎 Great news. NSW people will have jobs and be much better off. It’s a Tragedy for the region that this toxic industry is being allowed in such an import Agricultural/ High Quality Area that will never be the same. It will be the new Chinchilla, it’s the devils work
So dumb .. who's funding this catastrophe in the making? Well since the Left refuse Nuclear Power & coal the only thing is gas for reliable and cheap power, Damn. The Namoi acqufors will wail 👏