Stop CSG Blue Mountains



Stop CSG Blue Mountains

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Stop Coal Seam Gas Blue Mountains are local Blue Mountains people who are concerned to protect the environment and health of our communities from the destruction wrought by Coal Seam Gas mining.

"Opposing unconventional gas"

Stop Coal Seam Gas Blue Mountains have been working tirelessly on a successful campaign to stop the destructive CSG mining industry rolling out throughout Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

All are welcome and encouraged to participate in group meetings and activities.

Please attend our meetings which are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm at the Lawson Bowling Club, Badgery's Crescent, Lawson.

Please also keep updated via our website, which you can also fill out your details via this link to receive email updates...

To sign our petition and to also make a submission against the Petroleum Exploration licence Application (PELA 158) currently lodged with the NSW Government please go to our online petition and submission guide. please *share* EVERYWHERE.

Please find it at this link... THANKYOU

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January 19, 2015

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August 2012

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Victory for Gloucester. The box in the photo below - "STOP Gloucester" - can now be ticked. AGL has announced it is pulling out of its Gloucester operations. A great victory for the Stop CSG movement. AGL issued a statement on Thursday 3rd February 2016 explaining their decision. They emphasised economic considerations. We know of course that the ongoing community opposition to the project was also a deciding factor but all that matters in the end is that it is over. This brings to three the number of significant victories in NSW against CSG. The cancellation of PEL2, the Northern Rivers victory, and now the Gloucester win. The NSW Government must now realise that CSG has no future in this State and withdraw it's support for these projects. The media report it as a great victory for the opponents of CSG. AGL intend to continue the Camden operations until 2023. This is 12 years earlier than planned, but is still not acceptable. The adverse health effects being caused in the area are serious and will continue while production is allowed so close to residential areas. The long running campaign at North Sydney will now be reviewed (at a big celebration day on Wed. 10th Feb.) Meanwhile the campaign against the Santos project in the Pilliga continues, with a controversial event occurring this week. Media reports have come in that police used pepper spray on protesters in the Pilliga. The Sydney-based campaign continues on Fridays at 10.30 Pitt St and Reiby Place, near Circular Quay.
People's Climate Gathering - Springwood

On Sunday 29 November 2015 Stop CSG BM in conjunction with Blue Mountains Conservation Society and Transition Blue Mountains hosted a Mountains' People's Climate Gathering along with cities and towns all around the world on the eve of world leaders meeting in Paris for the United Nations Climate Summit. Around 400 people attended the event, held outside the Springwood Hub. Photos from the day are here.
2015 Winter Magic. Members of Stop CSG Blue Mountains joined other environment groups in the annual Winter Magic parade in Katoomba on Saturday 20th June.
The election forum held on 16 February by Stop CSG Blue Mountains was a great success, with the Wenthworth Falls School of Arts filled to capacity. The crowd was entertained by Ecopella before hearing many fine speeches from a range of experts and local political figures, including the candidates in the forthcoming State election (with the exception of Local Member, Roza Sage).
Bentley Update. Metgasco challenged their suspension in court and won. However, the community say they will blockade again if necessary. Meanwhile the area elected their first Greens MP, Tamara Smith who won the seat of Ballina in large part due to the huge opposition to the Metgasco project.
Leard State Forest. Members of Stop CSG Blue Mountains joined a large crowd that turned up for a snap rally outside of the offices of NSW Environment and Planning Ministers, Rob Stokes and Pru Goward in Sydney last Wednesday 4 June to protest the logging of the Leard State Forest. This ancient forest is being cleared for a mega open cut coal mine. The clearing is happening in winter when animals are hibernating and will be brought down with the trees. Community feeling about the issue is strong. Over 25,000 people signed an on-line petition over just a two day period.
Large Turnout for Hawkesbury Environment Network Stop CSG Meeting. The Kurrajong Primary School hall was packed on Sunday 10 August 2014 for the launch of the Hawkesbury Environment Network (HEN) Stop CSG campaign. The audience heard from guest speakers Nell Schofield and Peter Green, who explained the CSG threat to New South Wales. The meeting was chaired by Danielle Wheeler from HEN and began with a Welcome to Country from Stacy-Jane Etal. The audience also heard from the talented Seamless Ukes, who performed a range of appropriate songs.
Information Session on CSG and Coal. The information session conducted on Sunday, 1 June 2014, by Blue Mountains Conservation Society and Stop CSG Blue Mountains was highly successful. The audience which packed the venue heard Tara Cameron talk about current coal mining licences and applications in the Blue Mountains' area and campaigns to stop them. Peter Green discussed the CSG threats to the Blue Mountains and the numerous political obstacles campaigners face. Nell Schofield from Lock the Gate told us about the damage coal mining has done to the Sydney water catchment Special Areas and introduced the new Our Land Our Water Our Future campaign. Many petitions were signed and people left with a lot more knowledge about the treats facing us and a resolve to stand up to the mining companies.
Lock the Gate Film Night in May. It was standing room only for the Lock the Gate Film Night in Katoomba on May 3. The audience was entertained by The Seamless Ukuleles and heard from film maker Rani Brown and from Holly Creenaune from Our Land Our Water Our Future. Peter Green, from Blue Mountains Conservation Society, and Sharon Wilkinson, from Stop CSG Blue Mountains, also spoke.
Bentley Blockade Victory. Just prior to over 800 riot police being deployed to break up a blockade at the site in Bentley where Metgasco were planning to drill, the government suddenly announced the suspension of Metgasco's licence and the matter being referred to ICAC. It is not over but it is a great start. Find out more here.

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