GasFieldFree

Gasfield Free Byron Bay & Northern Rivers

Carrying on the activism from the huge community project of resisting the government backed mining insanity at Bentley NSW in 2015. This page includes posts from 2 FB pages: CSG Free Byron Bay & CSG Free Northern Rivers. – – – The aim of the Gasfield Free Northern Rivers movement is to protect the biodiversity, water resources, agricultural lands and sustainable industries of the Northern Rivers, and the livelihoods and wellbeing of the people who live here, from the impacts of coal seam gas (CSG) and other forms of unconventional gas mining. Our objective is to have the Northern Rivers region declared a CSG and unconventional gas free zone, and for all current licenses and leases that allow such activities to be revoked.

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FRACKING GAS BUBBLING UP THROUGH QLD RIVERS IS GETTING WORSE ... Read MoreSee Less

Support the Organic Consumers Association of Australia to

* ensure consumer interests are represented at all levels of management of organic including standards, certification, & marketing.

* support existing organic farmers & encourage public policy that supports more conversion of farmland to organic.

* defend all organic standards including avoidance of harmful inputs, regenerative management of land, humane treatment of animals & fair trade.

* keep pesticides away from food & protect the environment.

* encourage domestic regulation. Current Australian consumer law can regulate organic claims, but lacks specific organic legislation so there is little surveillance of the market, especially imported products; some products are uncertified; complaints are rarely pursued.

* Fight forces that want to lower standards to permit soilless growing systems, allow synthetic chemicals, intensify animal keeping, accept GMO contamination, & remove environmental care obligations of certified organic production.

Join us - help protect the integrity of organic production & encourage conversion to organic, for the benefit of human health & the environment.

Questions/requests for non-member attendance: Tim Marshall tim@tmorganics.com 0412473230

Join at www.organic-consumers.com.au

Support the Organic Consumers Association of Australia to

* ensure consumer interests are represented at all levels of management of organic including standards, certification, & marketing.

* support existing organic farmers & encourage public policy that supports more conversion of farmland to organic.

* defend all organic standards including avoidance of harmful inputs, regenerative management of land, humane treatment of animals & fair trade.

* keep pesticides away from food & protect the environment.

* encourage domestic regulation. Current Australian consumer law can regulate organic claims, but lacks specific organic legislation so there is little surveillance of the market, especially imported products; some products are uncertified; complaints are rarely pursued.

* Fight forces that want to lower standards to permit soilless growing systems, allow synthetic chemicals, intensify animal keeping, accept GMO contamination, & remove environmental care obligations of certified organic production.

Join us - help protect the integrity of organic production & encourage conversion to organic, for the benefit of human health & the environment.

Questions/requests for non-member attendance: Tim Marshall tim@tmorganics.com 0412473230

Join at www.organic-consumers.com.au
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FRACKING AGREEMENT REACHED
Native title holders in the West Kimberley have signed an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with a petroleum exploration company that will allow the use of fracking south-east of Broome.

Theia Energy has been negotiating with the Karajarri people for more than a year, to gain necessary approval for their Great Sandy Desert Project, with an agreement signed off on Friday.

The ABC obtained a conceptual plan of the project last year that showed a network of wells pipelines and even a new port on the Kimberley coast.

But Theia chief operating officer Jop van Hattum said that was not what was being proposed at Friday's meeting, and initially just one well will be drilled and fracked in 2022.

Mr van Hattum said the agreements will provide economic opportunities and control to the native title holders.

"Karajarri people first of all have a lot of control on where well-pads are being established, where pipelines are being established, that their cultural heritage is being protected," Mr van Hattum said.

Karajarri Traditional Lands Association executive officer Martin Bin Rashid said the agreements provided an opportunity for Indigenous people and would protect the environment.

"We see this as an opportunity to take Karajarri forward, we're confident that if fracking is done correctly it is low impact."
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well people, there goes your clean air, land and water....FOREVER....just for a few bucks....

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Metgasco seismic testing at Casino Channel 7 report. 

(recorded from TV because not streamed online sorry)

Henderson likens seismic testing to ultrasound in a maternity ward.

How very warm and fuzzy of Mr Henderson. 

Pity the analogy doesn't hold up for the toxic water and gases that come out of a coal seam gas well!

Metgasco seismic testing at Casino Channel 7 repor...

Want to be inspired and uplifted? Watch this great video of the #BentleyBlockade singing the Bentley song this morning after the announcement that the Metgasco license had been suspended #lockthegate #csg

Want to be inspired and uplifted? Watch this great...

Rock Valley Alert - HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH? Throughout our country large and small mining companies are pushing our farmers to the brink and beyond. How angry are you about that?
 Take the #enoughisenough test.
 If your level of anger is:
 1: WATCH this video and LIKE this post to help spread the word!
 2: + SHARE this post to really get it out there!
 3. + COMMENT below for more coverage!
 4: + DONATE or VOLUNTEER to help us defend our home!
 5. + EMAIL your Member for Parliament with a POLITE message asking them to do whatever it takes to stop gasfields! Thomas George: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au Chris Gulaptis: clarence@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Have you had enough yet?

You can add your name to our alert list and donate from this link: gasfieldfreenorthernrivers.org/alert

You can volunteer at this link: http://csgfreenorthernrivers.org/actionalerts/current-actions/volunteering/

Enough is Enough!

Rock Valley Alert

HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH? Throughout our country large ...

Rock Valley V Metgasco meeting - INSPIRATIONAL WORDS - Hundreds of people turned up at the Rock Valley Hall meeting in opposition to Metgasco. This is a snippet of the action, with Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell addressing the large crowd. Check it out and please Share and Like!

Can you  donate for the defence of Rock Valley and the Northern Rivers? Add your name to the alert list and donate here: http://csgfreenorthernrivers.org//alert

Rock Valley V Metgasco meeting

INSPIRATIONAL WORDS - Hundreds of people turned up...

Take the money and run - SOME ADVICE FOR SHAREHOLDERS - The Northern RIvers community has some advice for the Metgasco shareholders regarding the Government buyout offer... - Please Share.

Take the money and run

SOME ADVICE FOR SHAREHOLDERS - The Northern RIvers...

Switch to Enova Energy. Community-owned power to your home - All over rural NSW, people are switching to EnovaEnergy, a fantastic community-owned ethical energy company. It's easy to switch. If you haven't done it yet, do it today! Call 02 56221700.

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Are you fed up with big coal and gas threatening communities across NSW? This state election it’s #Time2Choose clean energy, healthy farmlands and communities. Come to a fun night of Trivia on Friday, 14th of September and learn more about what we can do together! Register: www.lockthegate.org.au/_time2choose_trivia

Are you fed up with big coal and gas threatening c...

Are you fed up with big coal and gas threatening people right across NSW? This state election, it’s #Time2Choose clean energy, healthy farmlands, waterways and communities. We have an opportunity to do something here! Come along to a fun evening of Trivia on Friday, September 14th 6-9pm at the Lismore Workers Club, and learn more about what we can do locally. Register here: www.lockthegate.org.au/_time2choose_trivia

Are you fed up with big coal and gas threatening p...

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The corflutes that tell the truth have been taken down by people trying to conceal the truth.
So if you want to help get the truth out there get in touch with Amanda 0403 697 641.

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Major pop-up Fundraiser for Lock the Gate in Byron Bay - 12 hours of music and more. Show up and dance your support this Saturday from 10-10. A great follow-up to Greet the Dawn on the beach same morning at 6.30am. Get active - move your energy!
http://www.gasfieldfreebyronshire.org/?p=5074
Sinopec Fracking In China Turns Deadly - (from 2014 but rarely discussed).

A deadly explosion in Jiaoshizhen, Sichuan province, has raised concerns about the risks involved in hydraulic fracking in China. The explosion occurred at a facility operated by Sinopec - one of China's biggest oil and gas companies - that is being advised by Breitling Energy, a Dallas-based company.

China, which recently became the world's largest producer of greenhouse gases, is trying to diversify into natural gas production as a new source of energy, especially as much of its energy is produced from burning low-grade coal, which has also exacerbated urban pollution.

The latest technology that China is experimenting with to extract natural gas is horizontal fracking - the process of drilling and injecting water and chemicals into the ground at high pressure in order to shatter underground rock formations to help release trapped oil and gas. First invented in the U.S., horizontal fracking has sparked a boom in energy production, helping boost U.S. output by over 50 percent in the last five years to 7.4 million barrels a day. 

Fracking may come at a difficult price for China as its unique geology of twisted and folded faults makes underground drilling two to three times deeper than required in the U.S.  "There is no guarantee that the technology will be suitable for China," Tao Wang, scholar at Beijing's Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, told Public Radio International. 

China's State Council - the chief administrative authority in the country - issued a call in October 2013 for industry to produce 6.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas from underground shale formations by 2015. The Jiaoshizhen facility, which is situated in a small remote mountain valley in western China, is one of the first such projects. 

A New York Times account of the Jiaoshizhen incident described villagers being awoken by a large explosion boom last April to witness a "tower of flames" approximately 100 feet high at one of the oilrigs. 

Eight Sinopec employees were allegedly killed in the explosion, according to interviews conducted by the Times in August 2013 and February of this year. Villagers told the newspaper that the explosion had created an all-encompassing foul smell around the village and that diesel run-off from drilling sites were polluting local streams.  The drilling "makes so much noise and the water that comes down the mountain has become so much dirtier to drink; now it smells of diesel," Tian Shiao Yung, a local farmer, said. 

Li Chunguang, president of Sinopec, denied the incident in an interview with the New York Times last month. "There is no basis for this," he said.

Sinopec is being advised on fracking by Breitling Energy, a Texas company, that has been aggressively promoting the technology around the world. "They (China) want to have other avenues of natural gas and oil coming into the country, as they know their economy hinges on it," Chris Faulkner, CEO of Breitling told World Finance magazine. "China wants energy security and I think that that is what we need to think about when countries are looking at shale gas development," said Faulkner in an interview with World Finance. 

After news of the Jiaoshizhen incident broke, Faulkner now claims that China is unwilling to discuss the long-term environmental and health impacts of fracking with him. 

However, just four months ago, Faulkner dismissed any environmental or health concerns connected to fracking in a commentary piece he wrote for the Guardian newspaper in December. 

"The opposition to fracking is a product of scientific misunderstanding - or worse, an agenda put forward by supposed environmental advocates who stand to profit if natural gas never lives up to its full potential," wrote Faulkner. 

Activists, on the other hand, says that fracking poses grave risks to the environment particularly to ground water which can be contaminated by the toxic liquids pumped into the ground. "The rapid expansion of shale gas development and fracking in the US has resulted in significant environmental and public health problems, and become an ongoing public health and environmental experiment," writes Food and Water Watch in "Fracking: A New Global Water Crisis Report." "Many of these problems are inherent to the practice and cannot be avoided through regulation." 

Indeed some Chinese government reports have drawn attention to the risks of drilling for shale in a country where 40 percent of the rivers are highly contaminated and 300 million people lack access to safe drinking water. "Most of the nation's shale gas lies in areas plagued by water shortages," the 2013 Report on China's economic energy states. 

Even though Sinopec denied the Jiaoshizhen explosion took place, it has acknowledged the dangers of excessive water use. "Drillers need ten times more water to extract natural gas from underground shale formations," said Bao Shunjing, deputy director of Sinopec, "than to pump equivalent amount of oil and gas from conventional wells." 

Published by CorpWatch Blog | By Fatima Hansia | Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tags: Environment, Human Rights
Pix of today’s climate crisis rally in Lismore from Andrya Hart. You might see yourself in these (they can be downloaded from Flickr) 😎
https://www.flickr.com/photos/andryahart/albums/72157707029134561/with/33945451348/
Authorised by Annie Kia for Gasfield Free Northern a Rivers, Lismore NSW
If you would like to wear one of these around town today for Election Day - get in touch with Maddy 0497274080!
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SNAP Meeting: A Change in Page - Climate Election
This is our chance to get organised into action groups and make climate change the number 1 election issue in the Federal Electorate of Page. 
Can you make it? Register here: https://www.lockthegate.org.au/climate_election_meetup

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Stop Adani Lismore Lismore Environment Collective Lismore Environment Centre Nimbin Environment Centre Knitting Nannas Against Gas Lismore
BREAKING: Lismore City Council has declared a Climate Emergency. This is great news. Congratulations to all involved in getting to this point! This now means more effort will be made at a local level to adapt to a changing climate.


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