STOP AGL Energy FRACKING Wollombi Valley and Broke Fordwich
AGL & NSW Govt pushing for CSG development around Wollombi
Author: Sean Gough
AGL and the NSW State Govt have made presentations to Cessnock Council in trying to persuade them to withdraw their opposition to the exploration for CSG and allow them to conduct a seismic survey along the Broken Back Road through the Pokolbin State Forest.
Cessnock Councillors will be meeting next month to vote on a broad CSG position statement.
Have your say on CSG and mining exclusion zones: deadline this Friday
Author: Sean Gough
The proposed changes provide welcome protection for zoned residential areas and mapped critical viticulture and thoroughbred industry clusters.
However, they do nothing to protect those living on farms and rural properties and fail to provide protection for other vital food growing lands, water catchments and sensitive environmental areas.
Other shortcomings of these amendments are that they allow council's to exempt an area from the protections, while failing to give councils the right to include additional areas for protection; they don't cover other types of unconventional gas; and they don't cover coal mining.
Please take a moment to have your say on this policy and tell the government that these protections don't go far enough.
Wollombi Valley Against Gas Extraction (WAGE) is not ideologically based, is not aligned with any political party and is vehemently opposed to the extraction of coal seam methane gas.
WAGE is independent and solely concerned with the welfare of the Wollombi Valley and its community. We appreciate that change is a constant factor in our lives but feel it is incumbent on us all to prevent change for the worse and to choose change for the good.
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Do not allow anyone from AGL Energy onto your land.
Do not accept their phone calls!
Do not sign anything they put in front of you!
Respect your community and your neighbours.
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- Wollombi Valley Progress Association
- Wollombi Valley Chamber of Commerce