Sutherland Climate Action network workshop – protect our water – Narrabri coal-seam gas fracking info session
February 19, 2020
The NSW State government’s recent deal with the Federal coalition to promote renewables has come with a dangerous sting in the tail – coal seam gas mining – with damage to groundwater that farmers rely on to survive: 900 wells will be drilled if the Santos Narrabri Gas project goes ahead. The Narrabri Gas operation threatens the Great Artesian Basin, and the operation itself will use a huge amount of water – 37.5 GL litres. Santos themselves predict a drawdown of surface water tables up to several metres.
There is no guarantee the project will result in lower gas prices for domestic consumers either. The Australian gas market has been shaped so that “the bulk of new production is being sent offshore while consumers pay over increasing prices.”
Sutherland Climate Action Network (SCAN) are holding a workshop with Naomi Hogan from Lock the Gate Alliance discussing what is proposed.
The decision whether to proceed with the Narrabri proposal will be made by the NSW independent planning commission. Please come along to the workshop – farming communities in North West NSW urgently need our help. Coal seam gas fracking threatens our water, is not good policy, and should not be supported.