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Gas drilling near the Surf Coast?

In the Torquay area, there are proposals to look for and potentially start production of Tight Gas. Tight Gas generally requires fracking to release the gas from below the ground.

If the prospect of gas drilling operations concerns you, then please come along to this information evening hosted by Patagonia.

Tuesday October 1st

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Farmers against Fracking 2013

Sunday August 18

Come and show your support for farmers and communities who will be most affected by the expansion of coal, coal seam gas, tight gas and shale gas.

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Gasfield Free Seaspray reports:

"After weeks of surveying by our tireless volunteers we can declare that 98% of Seaspray residents want our patch to remain gas field free!

To celebrate we're making a HUGE Human sign on Seaspray Beach, with a barbie and bands to boot!"

There was a huge event on sunday July, 28, and Seaspray has become the second VIC town to declare itself
gasfield free. Such an inspiring
effort by the locals.

For photos from day, please check here:

Farmland not Gasfields

Most of Gippsland’s farmland is under exploration for coal, Coal seam gas (CSG), Tight or Shale gas.

The Energy Minister Nick Kotsiras has the power to declare any land off limits to coal and gas mining under the Minerals Act.


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2013 – time to stop the onshore coal and gas industry in Victoria

In 2012, community concern about the threat of new coal and gas operations, especially coal seam gas (CSG), pushed the state government to ban the use of dangerous BTEX chemicals and place a moratorium on the process of fracking for gas.

The moratorium will finish shortly and the government has made it clear it wants to see renewed expansion of the fossil fuel industry.

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Rural and urban Alliance calls on State Government to ban new fossil fuel projects

An alliance of 59 groups has called on the Victorian government to ban all new on-shore coal and un-conventional gas operations until there has been a thorough investigation into the likely impacts of this industry.

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'Gippsland is precious' film launch

The Old Drouin Butter Factory Theatre is set to host the Gippsland premiere of a new independent documentary called C, which looks at the impacts of controversial coal seam gas mining.

Drouin launch: May 10th at 7pm.

Melbourne launch: May 2.

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coal seam gas operations in Victoria?

FoE is working to halt all new on-shore fossil fuel projects in the state - including new coal, CSG, Tight and Shale gas.

In 2012 we have broadened our work to also have a strong focus on the development of Tight Gas resources.

The state government is refusing to support the growing community call for a moratorium in new on-shore coal and gas operations in Victoria.

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Help head off a threat from coal and CSG operations in Victoria

Mecrus Resources has lodged applications for Exploration Permits for districts in south-western Victoria.

The company lists mineral sands, brown and black and coal bed methane (also called CSG), gold, silver, platinum and other minerals amongst the resources it wants to explore for.

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Coal Seam Gas - a threat to Basin Rivers

In the last few weeks, the impact of Coal Seam Gas (CSG) mining on Murray-Darling Basin rivers has become a whole lot clearer - and a whole lot more worrying.

We commissioned independent testing of "treated" water being discharged from a Santos CSG mining operation in NW NSW. Toxic chemicals in the Bohena Creek just downstream from this discharge were excessively high - ammonia levels were 3 times the safe level for drinking water.

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