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 […]

Cotton growers voice concerns over CSG

Farmers and activists are furiously lobbying cross-bench members of the NSW Upper House over planned changes to the Petroleum Act and are demanding more protections around legal costs, entry permits and arbitration rights but the gas industry say NSW is already too tough and tighter regulations could make future exploration untenable.

Well of Truth

This is a collection of videos capturing the personal and environmental consequences of CSG mining. Hear first hand the stories of people who have been directly impacted by rushed assessment processes, broken promises and had their health, homes and land threatened by CSG mining. Click here to visit

Four Corners – “Gas Leak!”

The coal seam gas industry promotes itself as a cleaner carbon-fuel alternative; but how do we know this is true? Until now much of the information used to back this claim has come from the industry itself.

Risky Business

Coal seam gas has the potential to make Australia an energy superpower, but at what price?

Meet the Frackers

As the fracking question gathers momentum in the US – are we glimpsing an Australian future?

CSG company failed to report saline spill

First Eastern Star Gas, and then Santos, failed to report a 10,000-litre spill of toxic saline water from their CSG operation in the Pilliga State Forest. The State govt. says there is “potential for prosecution”.

Katter’s Qld leader joins CSG protest

Mr McLindon, a former LNP member and sitting Beaudesert MP, said he had joined the blockade because he shared the residents’ concerns about the mining practice.
“The coal seam gas threat has well and truly reached the heart of the Scenic Rim as the foreign-owned company, Arrow Energy, rolls out its exploration permits,” Mr McLindon said on Friday.

Walgett schoolteacher, Mr Robins, said the protesters wanted baseline water tests to be conducted on local aquifers before drilling was allowed to begin.
“We need to know what is in there now, because after drilling, once it’s contaminated we have to know who is responsible,” he said.

Doco reveals farmers’ coal fight

An American filmmaker shooting a documentary about the environmental and social impacts of Australia’s coal industry, says farmers have little power to stop mining projects.
Mike O’Connell’s documentary records the impacts of the coal industry in Queensland and New South Wales.

Serious errors made in CSG: Heffernan

Farmer and Senator Bill Heffernan discusses the long-awaited and unanimous interim report into the coal seam gas industry, and its stern recommendations.