Great Artesian Basin coal-seam gas ‘risk’

It is one of the world’s largest underground water reservoirs, covering an area bigger than Iran. But a new report has found that the Great Artesian Basin’s pumping power comes from an area smaller than Tasmania. A scientific review has raised questions about the basin’s cap­acity to withstand water extraction necessary for coal-seam gas mining. […]

The Frack Files

A series of articles from the New Internationalist magazine’s special fracking edition. Why are communities around the world rising up against oil and gas extraction through the controversial process of fracking? We present the essential information and key issues, sorting the myths from the reality. Click here to download the PDF document.

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Groundbreaking Report Calculates Damage Done by Fracking

As federal policy makers in the USA decide on rules for fracking on public lands, a new report calculates the toll of this dirty drilling on their environment, including 280 billion gallons of toxic wastewater generated by fracking in 2012—enough to flood all of Washington DC in a 22-foot deep toxic lagoon. Read the full […]

Harvard fracking study rings methane alarm bells in Australia

Australia’s coal seam gas industry has rejected a peer-reviewed report that suggests greenhouse gas emissions from drilling and fracking are 50 per cent worse than thought. Read the article here:  

Bridge Out: Bombshell Study Finds Methane Emissions From Natural Gas Production Far Higher Than EPA Estimates

A major new study blows up the whole notion of natural gas as a short-term bridge fuel to a carbon-free economy. Read the article here:

Crude Solution

When petroleum giant BP spilled millions of litres of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico three years ago, it was the worst ever offshore oil disaster. To try and break up that massive slick, vast quantities of chemical dispersant was sprayed on the spill. It seemed to work: the oil disappeared. But people started […]

Alan Jones interviews Dr Richard Denniss

Alan Jones talks to the Executive Director of the Australia Institute Dr Richard Denniss about Australia’s gas reserves and the new report by TAI called Cooking Up a Price Rise – Will CSG exports push up the price of gas? Alan Jones says “CSG mining is an industry littered with untruths – and Hartcher and […]

Alan Jones interviews Barry O’Farrell

Alan talks to the NSW Premier about a number of issues affecting the state including coal seam gas. At 26 minutes 40 secs into the interview, Alan asks O’Farrell some hard questions re CSG & mining.

Alan Jones and guests discuss CSG and Offshore Petroleum Act

Alan Jones talks to Penny Blatchford, Jeremy Buckingham, Tony Davis and Tony Pickard about coal seam gas and the Offshore Petroleum Act.