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What is the impact of Coal Seam Gas mining on local communities?
 
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What happens when CSG mining comes to town? Is it beneficial for the local community? http://www.sbs.com.au/insight/episode/index/id/429/Coal-Seam-Gas
Views: 6246 Insight SBS
Unearthing coal seam gas
 
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This animation provides an overview of the coal seam gas extraction process, from drilling the well to what happens to the extracted gas and water. Also explained are some potential impacts of coal seam gas development and the technique used to increase the rate of gas and water flow, known as hydraulic fracturing (fraccing). For more information about coal seam or shale gas and current research on the social and environmental impacts of Australia’s gas industry visit http://www.csiro.au/Outcomes/Energy/Energy-from-oil-and-gas/UnconventionalGas.aspx and http://www.gisera.org.au Video transcript available here: http://www.csiro.au/news/transcripts/YouTubeTranscripts/2014/Aug/Unearthing-coal-seam-gas.html
Views: 20471 CSIRO
Coal seam gas and extraction
 
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Learn more about coal seam gas (CSG) and the technology Arrow Energy uses to extract it. http://www.arrowenergy.com.au/our-company/what-is-coal-seam-gas
Views: 9671 Arrow Energy
Larissa on Coal Seam Gas Mining
 
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"It's 7½ years since I first raised the issue in Parliament and we still don't have any decent laws to protect the community, our farmland, our water or our climate from the impacts of coal seam gas, shale and tight gas - unconventional gas. So we won't stop talking about this..." Read the speech in full here: https://larissa-waters.greensmps.org.au/articles/coal-seam-gas-12
What is Coal Seam Gas?
 
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In this episode Darren finds out what CSG is, how it's extracted and how it's being used. Learn more about Coal Seam Gas: http://www.aplng.com.au/home/what-coal-seam-gas Learn more about the Australia Pacific LNG project: http://www.aplng.com.au/about-project/about-project Learn more about CSG as a cleaner energy source: http://www.aplng.com.au/home/cleaner-energy
Views: 12472 AustraliaPacificLNG
Industry defends coal seam gas mining
 
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Representatives from Australia's resources industry have defended the safety of coal seam gas mining during a Senate meeting in Canberra.
NSW farmers split over Santos' coal seam gas expansion
 
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Energy company Santos has been looking to develop a coal seam gas-field in the Pilliga State Forest near Narrabri in NSW. But as the state government investigates the company's Environmental Impact Statement, the project faces fierce opposition from environmentalists and activist groups, concerned about environmental impacts. Read more here: http://ab.co/2ocfu7Q
Views: 1467 ABC News (Australia)
Investigating the potential health impacts of coal seam gas
 
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This project will identify potential chemical and physical hazards and exposure pathways, assess the quality of existing data, and gaps in the data collected. Read more about the project here: https://gisera.csiro.au/project/potential-health-impacts-from-csg/ Transcript available: www.csiro.au/EF/Videos/Youtube/Potential-health-impacts-coal-seam-gas/video-transcript
Views: 89 CSIRO
What are the risks of coal seam gas?
 
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From Sydney's water supply catchment to the rich agricultural lands of the Liverpool Plains and the Darling Downs, the coal seam gas industry is expanding at breakneck speed. People's health is under threat, our nation's farmland being eroded away and the country's precious aquifers permanently damaged. Locals like Leslie McQueen, James Bishop, Lee McNicholl, Tony Pickard, Rosemary Nankivell, Katie and Scott Lloyd are doing everything they can to spread the word about the dangers of coal seam gas (CSG) mining. Debbi Orr, a GetUp member from Tara QLD, even drove 5 hours down to NSW to tell a community meeting what coal seam gas is doing to her kids' health. Take action here: http://www.getup.org.au/coalseamgas
Views: 84126 GetUp! Australia
Coal Seam Gas Mining the Human sign
 
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On Sunday the 29th May, close to 3000 people gathered on Austinmer beach to create a human sign in protest to Coal Seam Gas Mining. This short video includes some of what those people had to say.
Dayne Pratzky - the effects of living near coal seam gas mining
 
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Dayne Pratzky lives at the Tara Residential Estates currently affected by coal seam gas mining - his feelings about it.
Views: 513 Miriam Bauman
Coal Seam Gas "The Project"
 
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Charlie Pickering pulls apart Coal Seam Gas on the The Project. "Our industry is one of the most highly regulated in Australia, with strict rules in place governing how we operate." -- Jim Knudsen, Senior Vice President QGC PTY Limited Gasileaks was born out of inadequate/questionable government regulation of the coal seam gas industry. Through investigations Gasileaks have carried out legislation changes have implemented and government forced to act instead of standing idle. Don't forget "If you see something say something" Over the past 5 years Australia has seen a substantial increase in the production of coal seam gas Australia wide State and Federal governments have failed the people of Australia by rushing approvals for large scale coal seam gas operations throughout Queensland. . The potential for completely destroying aquifers, river systems and the best of Australia's food bowl is becoming a reality. Beyond the watch of the government and the industry, it is imperative that both CSG employees and the general public begin taking an active role in monitoring coal seam gas and shale operations. The aim of Gasileaks is to hold both government and industry accountable for actions that threaten the well being of communities. Gasileaks thanks you for subscribing to our YouTube channel, we are currently uploading educational and current affair video clips however new investigation clips are on the way. Gasileaks will be relaunching our new look website in the coming weeks and will be open for business, Kind regards from the Gasileaks team.
Views: 25641 Dayne Frackman Pratzky
Coal Seam Gas Mining in Australia
 
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This video discusses the environmental, health and social impacts of CSG activities in Australia. Please click on the link below to show your support: http://www.lockthegate.org.au/legal_right_to_say_no_to_mining List of references used in my video: Australian Broadcasting Corporation. (2015). The Coal Seam Gas Debate. Retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au/sitearchive/rural/coalseamgas/?section=about Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association. (2015). Economic benefits. Retrieved from http://www.naturalcsg.com.au/benefits/economic-benefits/ Hatzakis, M. (2015, October 15). Senator Glenn Lazarus calls for audit of human impact of coal seam gas mining after farmer suicide. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-15/senator-glenn-lazarus-calls-for-audit-of-human/6858542 Hepburn, S. (2015, October 29). Who gets to decide whether we dig up coal and gas?. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/who-gets-to-decide-whether-we-dig-up-coal-and-gas-49896 Lazarus, G. (2015). Petitioning the Turnbull Government: Establish a Royal Commission into the Human Impact of CSG mining. Retrieved from https://www.change.org/p/the-abbott-government-establish-a-royal-commission-into-the-human-impact-of-csg-mining Lock the Gate Alliance. (2015). Your Right to Say No to Mining. Retrieved from http://www.lockthegate.org.au/legal_right_to_say_no_to_mining O’Kane, M. (2014). Final Report of the Independent Review of Coal Seam Gas Activities in NSW. Retrieved from Chief Scientist and Engineer website: www.chiefscientist.nsw.gov.au/__data/.../140930-CSG-Final-Report.pdf Schwartz, D. (2015, October 30). Coal seam gas is an opportunity, not a threat, Queensland farming family says. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-29/making-peace-with-csg-extraction-one-farming-family-story/6897316?&section=latest&date=%28none%29 St John, A. (2015). The coal seam gas debate. [Policy brief]. Retrieved from http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/BriefingBook44p/GasDebate Taylor, M., Sandy, N. & Raphael, B. (2013). Background Paper on Community Concerns in relation to Coal Seam Gas. Retrieved from Chief Scientist and Engineer website: www.chiefscientist.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/31789/Community-Concerns-in-relation-to-Coal-Seam-Gas_Taylor,-Sandy-and-Raphael_UWS.pdf Vaneckova, P & Bambrick, H. (2014). Approaches to baseline studies of human health in relation to industries with potential environmental impact. Retrieved from Chief Scientist and Engineer website: www.chiefscientist.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/56894/140903_Human-CSG_completed_report.pdf
Views: 1476 Chrystal Elkhouri
Alan Jones 7:30 Report - Coal Seam Gas
 
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Extended interview of 2GB Radio host Alan Jones on coal seam gas mining of Australian farms. By Leigh Sales, The 7:30 Report, ABC Television, Australia. October 19, 2011.
Views: 2482 mralstoner1
"Mummy Why Am I Bleeding,"? Health impacts of Coal seam gas, CSG Mining,
 
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Destruction of public health by CSG Mining companies SHARE IT EVERYWHERE! greedy mining companies are destroying the beautiful Australian environment, - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrE7LzZCn1E Video by Lock the Gate Alliance - https://www.youtube.com/user/LTGAlliance/videos
The health impact of coal seam gas mining
 
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Interview with Dr Geralyn McCarron. Source: http://www.2gb.com/audioplayer/9175 Dr Geralyn McCarron Bachelor of Medicine , Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of the Art of Obstetrics, Fellow of the Australian College of General Practitioners, Member of the National Toxics Networks, Member of Doctors for the Environment Australia. Her latest study: "Symptomatology of a gas field" https://sites.google.com/site/frackingireland/symptomatology-of-a-gas-field
Views: 249 TheMrSirCharles
Living with Coal seam gas... the farmer who's making it work...
 
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A Queensland farmer explains how he blends traditional farming with the mining industry.
Views: 3169 ABC News (Australia)
Children Sick - Effects of Coal Seam Gas - Tara Queensland
 
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An interview with a very sick family living in Wieanbilla, Queensland - 1.1km from a Coal Seam Gas well. Symptoms Include: - Constant Severe Headaches - Severe Nosebleeds - Rashes - Severe Diarrohea - Depression
Views: 8176 geralynmcc
The People vs CSG. The birth of CSG Free Communities
 
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New and improved version of this film at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Bvx-0DyNsw Please check out! To find out how to make your community CSG Free, go to http://www.csgfreenorthernrivers.org Hundreds of committed citizens of Keerrong and The Channon form a human map of our roads and creeks. The legal system and governments have failed us. Now we're taking a stand. We won't let gas miners contaminate our water, air and land with toxic chemicals. Through grass-roots public meetings and surveys, we reached a 99% majority decision to close our roads and valleys to Coal Seam Gas mining. We're saying to the miners: 'You're not coming here'. As we present the CSG-free road declarations to our mayor, we celebrate the strength of community. This video launches the CSG-free Community Strategy in the Northern Rivers, NSW Australia. We're taking back our communities from the gas miners. To find out how to make your community CSG Free, go to http://www.csgfreenorthernrivers.org Contact: Annie Kia, CSG Free Community Strategy Organiser For still pictures of this event, go to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidlowe1970/sets/72157629814892757/ Video Credits - a labour of love from: Brendan Shoebridge (Director/Camera/Editor) David Lowe (Producer/Stills) Ajita Cannings (1st AD) Pancho Colladetti (Camera/Steadicam) Steve Nossiter (Sound Recordist/Music Composer) http://www.stevenossitermusic.com Susie Forster (Camera) Suse Wolf (Camera) Tony Barry (Actor/Activist)
Views: 13882 CSGFree NorthernRivers
Talking Point - Coal seam gas mining and our waterways
 
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Please watch: "UNSWTV: Entertaining your curiosity" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ7UO8nxiL0 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Plans for coal seam gas mining across Australia are expanding rapidly, yet there are no national regulations in place and a lack of information as to the possible environmental impacts. Dr Stuart Khan, from UNSW's Water Research Centre, outlines the processes involved in coal seam gas mining and the subsequent implications for our groundwater. Watch the long version of this video: http://youtu.be/eCMMatLKF2Q
Views: 849 UNSW
The people vs coal seam gas mining in the Northern Rivers
 
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In the early morning chill the choir from CSG the Musical sing up a storm against the backdrop of some heavy machinery moving earth to make way for a new toxic waste water evaporation pond near Casino NSW. The intimidating & threatening actions of the digger highlight the disregard of the CSG industry towards the welfare of the community. The choir are not trespassing; they are standing on an adjoining property with the owner's permission. This was the final day of a week-long community vigil that succeeded in delaying construction of the pond for five days, and drew attention to desecration of our land, air and water that goes hand in hand with CSG mining. See http://www.csgfreenorthernrivers.org/ for more information. Thanks to Alan for the footage. UPDATE, March 2013: On 13 March 2013 Metgasco announced that it was suspending all coal seam gas mining activity in the Northern Rivers. They could not withstand the might of a people united to protect their air, land & water. The war against coal seam gas mining continues, but we in the Northern Rivers are celebrating a great victory. We are now CSG free. UPDATE, October 2013: Last month a disastrous federal election result (attributable in part to interference with our democracy via biased media reporting) brought the Liberal/National coalition to power. Within a short time the new federal resources minister was talking about making the development of the coal seam gas industry in NSW a priority of the new government. Metgasco has taken this 'change in the regulatory environment' as their cue to announce that they intend to recommence their drilling program. This is in spite of the fact that all candidates for the federal seat of Page (in which Metgasco operates), including the successful National Party candidate, campaigned as being opposed to the development of a CSG industry in the Northern Rivers. This is because all candidates knew that the overwhelming majority are passionately opposed to it. People in distant places seem to think they can make decisions that will damage our beautiful region and the health of our children for profit. They have no idea what they are up against. The battle to save our precious water, air and earth continues. The united communities of the Northern Rivers are up for the fight. We simply have too much to lose. UPDATE 2016: After the 2014 Bentley Blockade successfully prevented Metgasco from drilling, in December 2015 the company's shareholders voted to accepted an offer from the NSW government to pack up and leave the Northern Rivers in exchange for 25 million dollars. They have taken the money and run, and Northern Rivers residents can finally breathe easy knowing we have won our freedom from the destructive and dangerous coal seam gas mining industry.
Views: 412 dramvids
Dayne Pratzky talks about  the impact that coal seam gas mining has had on his life
 
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A landowner from QLD talks about the impact that mining has had on his life
Views: 1187 coalseamgasnews
Crowds rally against coal seam gas mining
 
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About 2500 people have protested at Coalcliff south of Sydney to call on governments to stop granting mining licences for extracting coal seam gas.
Gas Extraction and Gas Drainage System - Coal Seam Gas
 
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Hazards associated with both OpenCut & Underground Coal Mine Methane CMM or CSG are ever present problem. We all need to ensure that a focus is placed on the Health and Safety of our work force as well as the Health and Safety of the Mine. TECOM Australia has a long history in Mine Site Safety Systems. Although, getting the message out about the options available in relation to Hazard Reduction Technologies and what our company’s capabilities are – has been somewhat difficult. I have finished another Animation showing the options on how the Hazards with Coal Mine Methane CMM or CSG should be dealt with. (Instead of just venting to the atmosphere) Let me know if the animation it gets the message across ! voice over by : https://www.facebook.com/dale.mousseau.33
Views: 55 Mark Kilburn
Lock The Gate - the coal seam gas mining situation in Queensland
 
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'Lock the Gate' was inspired by the film Gaslands, which addresses the issues surrounding coal gas mining in America. 'Lock the Gate' is a brief look at part of the Queensland (Australia) situation - centered around Kingaroy, Dalby and Tara. Ian & Arkin Mackay hit the road for a three day drive to check it out... what unfolded was the realisation that coal gas mining is alive and thriving in the state... and so is an active protest movement. Veteran activist and environmental rights crusader, Drew Hutton has predicted that stopping Coal Gas mining will be "the biggest environmental campaign in Australian history"... and all indicators are that he's correct!
Views: 10409 StopPressVisualMedia
Frackman: Dayne Pratzky takes on coal seam gas I The Feed
 
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Frackman is a documentary that seeks to expose the coal seam gas industry in Australia, and the practice known as fracking. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SBS2Australia Twitter: https://twitter.com/sbs2 Tumblr: http://sbs2australia.tumblr.com/
Views: 2442 The Feed
Farmers, environmentalists, community to blockade coal seam gas
 
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An alliance of farmers from Queensland's Darling and Western Downs have committed to blockading mining companies if the Government fails to address concerns about coal seam gas projects. If the government is not prepared to establish a moratorium on the invasive mining until the science is settled, then they will establish a People's Moratorium, wherever the mining is proposed. Broadcast: ABC Stateline Queensland, Friday May 21, 2010.
Views: 1899 sixde6rees
Lock the Gate - A tour of coal seam gas mining in Tara, QLD
 
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Drew Hutton from Lock The Gate takes us on a tour of coal seam gas mining (fracking) in Tara Queensland
Views: 3586 inyourfacescreen
Coal Seam Gas - The Fight For Our Lives - Spread Virally
 
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Coal seam gas mining (CSG) is developing rapidly in New South Wales and Queensland and is commencing in other states. The legal and administrative protections are inadequate to ensure that public health is not harmed and that environmental damage does not leave a legacy for generations. The public health responsibilities of state and federal governments are to prevent harm by careful scientific assessment of possible hazards, their risks and methods of prevention. Therefore they deal particularly with clean air, clean water and uncontaminated food. Industry and state governments have frequently reassured the public that there are no dangers from CSG to water supplies and to their health. But what is their evidence? Overseas health concerns are emerging. A ban on shale gas mining in France and moratoriums in parts of the USA and South Africa are recent developments. The United States Environmental Protection Authority has begun a comprehensive study to investigate the potential adverse impacts that hydraulic fracturing may have on water quality and public health. There are differences between shale gas mining -- the predominant process overseas, particularly in the US -- and coal seam gas mining in Australia, in the depth of drilling and the volume of water brought to the surface, but there are health impacts common to both: the potential for contamination of water for drinking and agricultural use and for air pollution around wells. Hydraulic fracturing (fracking), often used in the mining process, involves the pressurised injection of a large volume of water, as well as chemical additives, into rock. The large volume of saline water returning to the surface contains injected contaminants and those leached from rocks and sediments. Nearby aquifers, ground water, soil and air may be contaminated. Some chemicals used in mining or leached from underground into water have the potential to harm human health given sufficient dose and duration of exposure, and this potential harm includes increased risks of cancer and other serious long-term outcomes. In a recent submission to the Senate Inquiry into Management of the Murray Darling Basin and the impact of CSG mining operations, Doctors for the Environment Australia has highlighted these concerns, recommending application of the precautionary principle, putting in place protections until sufficient research can be undertaken to adequately document health risks. Food quality and security is essential for good health. Agriculture, already under threat from more severe and prolonged drought conditions associated with climate change, will be further compromised by the CSG industry. As the industry expands, the vast quantities of water diverted from agricultural use to CSG operations and the loss of productive cropland may well diminish Australia's ability to feed itself and the world. Water and air pollution, water shortages, permanent degradation of productive agricultural land and loss of livelihood and landscape, all have mental health consequences for communities living in a gas field. The CSG process can divide previously close-knit rural communities, increasing tension and disharmony, impact on local economies, and threaten other industries such as tourism. But climate change is also an important health issue, and the carbon footprint of CSG over coal is said to be lower. Does this override other considerations? Not at all. Proper monitoring of fugitive emissions is needed to enable accurate comparisons with coal. The International Energy Agency has warned that there is a danger that over reliance on CSG will delay the vital transition to renewable energy. What needs to be done to protect human health? In any new development, health should be an integral part of the assessment process. State Departments of Health should have had a major role on the safety of a CSG development via a health risk assessment process. This is not currently happening in each state, and logically there should be one best practice national process. Adequate information is needed to support risk assessment and health protection and this is largely lacking. Greater transparency of industry practices and improved monitoring would start to fill this gap. There is a strong case for an independent, national Health Impact Assessment process, providing a uniform regulatory framework for the industry in all states and territories. While these protections are being developed, the precautionary principle should be exercised to recognise potential harms and err on the side of caution with any new CSG development. Human health relies on the maintenance of a healthy environment, clean drinking water, secure food production, the cohesion of community and family life. The new gold rush represented by coal seam mining should not be allowed to endanger these basic health needs of Australians.
Views: 6475 TheUnitedAustralia
20,000 in NSW support moratorium on Coal Seam Gas mining
 
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20,000 people have signed a petition to the NSW Parliament calling for a moratorium on Coal Seam Gas mining until there is a public inquiry into its effects on communities.
Views: 90 Peter Boyle
Protecting Our Land and Water from Coal Seam Gas Mining.m4v
 
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Citizens from across New South Wales protest against coal seam gas mining outside state parliament in Sydney and march in St Peters in 2011 concerned for their urban and agricultural land which is at risk. After the parliamentary debate 15/3/12 Indigenous activist Lyle Davis is interviewed about the grave dangers to indigenous cultural heritage and our drinking water. This growing movement culminates in the Land and Water rally on May 1st 2012. See also http://nocoalseamgasmininginsydneyphotos.blogspot.com.au/ and music video at Our Land Our Water Our Future.mov Filmed and edited by Bernadette Smith with thanks to Eora College. Paintings by Paul Davis and special thanks to Isobel McIntosh for CSG mining site photographs in the Pilliga region.
Views: 201 Bernadette Smith
The People vs CSG: the birth of CSG Free Communities (final version)
 
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To find out how to make your community CSG Free, go to http://www.csgfreenorthernrivers.org Hundreds of committed citizens of Keerrong and The Channon form a human map of our roads and creeks. The legal system and governments have failed us. Now we're taking a stand. We won't let gas miners contaminate our water, air and land with toxic chemicals. Through grass-roots public meetings and surveys, we reached a 99% majority decision to close our roads and valleys to Coal Seam Gas mining. We're saying to the miners: 'You're not coming here'. As we present the CSG-free road declarations to our mayor, we celebrate the strength of community. This video launches the CSG-free Community Strategy in the Northern Rivers, NSW Australia. We're taking back our communities from the gas miners. To find out how to make your community CSG Free, go to http://www.csgfreenorthernrivers.org Contact: Annie Kia, CSG Free Community Strategy Organiser For still pictures of this event, go to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidlowe1970/sets/72157629814892757/ Video Credits - a labour of love from: Brendan Shoebridge (Director/Camera/Editor) David Lowe (Producer/Stills) Ajita Cannings (1st AD) Pancho Colladetti (Camera/Steadicam) Steve Nossiter (Sound Recordist/Music Composer) http://www.stevenossitermusic.com Susie Forster (Camera) Suse Wolf (Camera) Tony Barry (Actor/Activist)
Doctors for the Environment explain Heath risks of Coal Seam Gas
 
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This is a MUST watch. Doctors for the environment give detailed account of the Health Risks of Fracking and Coal Seam Gas Mining. Not to be missed.
Views: 385 Crystal Wilson
A fractured Country - CSG Coal Seam Gas lock the gate2
 
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This is a factual documentary showing how Fracking for CSG is destroying our country in so many ways. I am by no way a green person, I am a capitalist (if that's the right way to put it), but this is government corruption at its worst in Australia. Australia will be destroyed and will literally become a gas mine field. The CSG companies will come to your town, your neighborhood. Your water will be unfit for household use. This will be much worse than asbestos! A shocking, must watch documentary.
Views: 2191 Bodog Hima
CSG - Groundwater and Environmental Impacts - Gavin Mudd
 
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Gavin Mudd - Monash University - Independent view of extraction risks. What the "Frack"? - Coal Seam Gas, Fracking & Groundwater. covers: Common environmental concerns, compatability of land use, eg. farming v CSG, surface water impacts (toxics, erosion, floods), groundwater impacts (quantity & quality), toxic pollutants released.
Food & Water vs Coal & Coal Seam Gas on ABC Q&A feat. Alan Jones, Heather Ridout
 
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Firey discussion about the conflict between coal & coal seam gas and food & water on ABC Q&A. Should mining go ahead on some of the best soil in the world, the Liverpool Plains? Should coal seam gas risk the groundwater of the iconic Gloucester Valley? Featuring Alan Jones, Radio Broadcaster; Jamie Briggs, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Development; Chris Bowen, Shadow Treasurer; Heather Ridout, Businesswoman & RBA board member; and Corinne Grant, Comedian & Writer.
Views: 5031 Jeremy Buckingham
Sydney Drinking Water under threat from Coal Seam Gas Mining
 
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Do you live in Sydney & drink water? Concerned residents are standing up against the NSW State Governments plans to approve over 150 Coal Seam Gas (CSG) wells to be drilled within the drinking water catchments! The Primary Industries Minister Katrina Hodgkinson has overhauled Sydney Catchment Authority board and she has not appointed anyone with medical qualifications. It is the first time since 1998 that the board has not included a public health expert. Even more concerning, a person with umpteen mining directorships, Mark Bethwaite, is appointed to head up the Sydney Catchment Authority. On 12 July 2013 we had a huge win for the campaign to stop CSG and protect our water! The Planning Assessment Commission refused Apex Energy's application to drill 16 CSG wells in and around the drinking water catchment for greater Sydney. 2013 is an election year in Australia - if you act now, you can make a huge difference in ensuring Coal Seam Gas mining is stopped within all of our water catchments. Write or speak to your local MP about your concerns on this issue. And join your local Stop CSG group to see how else you can get involved! http://stopcsg.org/ourwater/ Thank you to our tour organiser Josie Evans & all the passionate residents of the Stop Coal Seam Gas Sydney & Sydney Water Catchment groups for making this tour possible. And for the amazing efforts of the Stop CSG Illawarra, thank you for empowering & supporting our communities to stand up & make a difference! Written/directed/edited by Ellena Fliker. Voice over & music composition by Sasha Flikier. Sound recording by Katie Fitzgerald.
Views: 224 Ellena Flikier
Coal seam gas under renewed pressure
 
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Three of Australia's top water scientists have told Lateline more research on the safety and environmental impact of coal seam gas mining is urgently needed.
Warning from a Coal Seam Gas Refugee - Kyogle Rally, Oct 2011
 
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Brian Monk and his family became coal seam gas refugees after csg mining companies turned his 5000 acre farm into a toxic wasteland threatening not just their livelihood but their very lives. Speaking from the heart at the Lismore and Kyogle National Day of Action Against CSG Rally's, Brian issues a stern warning to Northern Rivers residents and the rest of the Australian population - Lock the Gate, stand up with your neighbours and fight this CSG madness BEFORE it destroys our food, our water, our health, our communities and everything we hold dear in this country. As Alan Jones states, mining companies are now running governments at all levels in this country so stopping this CSG madness is clearly a peoples issue. And if we dont act NOW, Brian's fate may present a frightening window to our future. This is a battle we did not ask for but one we can not afford to lose. For more info, visit: www.lockthegate.org.au www.northernriversguardians.org www.keerronggassquad.org
Views: 6431 RescueOurFuture
Coal Seam Gas Mining in St Peters
 
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More than 200,000 people live, work & play within 2 kms of the gas exploration site in St Peters, Sydney.
Views: 510 savingourtrees
Coal Seam Gas - The Fight For Our Lives - Spread Virally
 
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IF this video keeps freezing up on you, try this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl35lXbKlSY Coal seam gas mining (CSG) is developing rapidly in New South Wales and Queensland and is commencing in other states. The legal and administrative protections are inadequate to ensure that public health is not harmed and that environmental damage does not leave a legacy for generations. The public health responsibilities of state and federal governments are to prevent harm by careful scientific assessment of possible hazards, their risks and methods of prevention. Therefore they deal particularly with clean air, clean water and uncontaminated food. Industry and state governments have frequently reassured the public that there are no dangers from CSG to water supplies and to their health. But what is their evidence? Overseas health concerns are emerging. A ban on shale gas mining in France and moratoriums in parts of the USA and South Africa are recent developments. The United States Environmental Protection Authority has begun a comprehensive study to investigate the potential adverse impacts that hydraulic fracturing may have on water quality and public health. There are differences between shale gas mining -- the predominant process overseas, particularly in the US -- and coal seam gas mining in Australia, in the depth of drilling and the volume of water brought to the surface, but there are health impacts common to both: the potential for contamination of water for drinking and agricultural use and for air pollution around wells. Hydraulic fracturing (fracking), often used in the mining process, involves the pressurised injection of a large volume of water, as well as chemical additives, into rock. The large volume of saline water returning to the surface contains injected contaminants and those leached from rocks and sediments. Nearby aquifers, ground water, soil and air may be contaminated. Some chemicals used in mining or leached from underground into water have the potential to harm human health given sufficient dose and duration of exposure, and this potential harm includes increased risks of cancer and other serious long-term outcomes. In a recent submission to the Senate Inquiry into Management of the Murray Darling Basin and the impact of CSG mining operations, Doctors for the Environment Australia has highlighted these concerns, recommending application of the precautionary principle, putting in place protections until sufficient research can be undertaken to adequately document health risks. Food quality and security is essential for good health. Agriculture, already under threat from more severe and prolonged drought conditions associated with climate change, will be further compromised by the CSG industry. As the industry expands, the vast quantities of water diverted from agricultural use to CSG operations and the loss of productive cropland may well diminish Australia's ability to feed itself and the world. Water and air pollution, water shortages, permanent degradation of productive agricultural land and loss of livelihood and landscape, all have mental health consequences for communities living in a gas field. The CSG process can divide previously close-knit rural communities, increasing tension and disharmony, impact on local economies, and threaten other industries such as tourism. But climate change is also an important health issue, and the carbon footprint of CSG over coal is said to be lower. Does this override other considerations? Not at all. Proper monitoring of fugitive emissions is needed to enable accurate comparisons with coal. The International Energy Agency has warned that there is a danger that over reliance on CSG will delay the vital transition to renewable energy. What needs to be done to protect human health? In any new development, health should be an integral part of the assessment process. State Departments of Health should have had a major role on the safety of a CSG development via a health risk assessment process. This is not currently happening in each state, and logically there should be one best practice national process. Adequate information is needed to support risk assessment and health protection and this is largely lacking. Greater transparency of industry practices and improved monitoring would start to fill this gap. There is a strong case for an independent, national Health Impact Assessment process, providing a uniform regulatory framework for the industry in all states and territories. While these protections are being developed, the precautionary principle should be exercised to recognise potential harms and err on the side of caution with any new CSG development. Human health relies on the maintenance of a healthy environment, clean drinking water, secure food production, the cohesion of community and family life. The new gold rush represented by coal seam mining should not be allowed to endanger these basic health needs of Australians.
Views: 607 TheUnitedAustralia
Stop Coal Seam Gas Mining Rally - time lapse
 
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Time lapse of people forming a 'Stop Coal Seam Gas' human sign on Austinmer beach on Sunday 29 May 2011. Photo by: Dave Corbett
Coal Seam Gas: Economic Boom or Environmental Bust?
 
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Economic bonanza or environmental disaster? This was the debate for this panel discussion on coam seam gas at the Noosa Longweekend Festival this year. It is and will continue to be a highly divisive and contentious issue, especially on the prime agricultural land that have been targeted for drilling. Proponents promise high growth; that the process and extraction is very carbon friendly; that there will be big jobs growth, and there's the big lure of billions of dollars in taxes. But what are the risks? How much do we really know about the science of coal seam extraction? What's the impact on ground water systems as the rapidly expanding industry promotes 40,000 coal seam gas wells over the next 30 years? A big selling point for the CSG industry is the promise of a decrease in carbon emissions and huge export income. But the biggest concern, both sides agreed, is the issue of water contamination. This expert panel takes on board these contentious issues; but there is a fair bit of ducking and weaving when it comes to rock solid evidence -- on either side. Panellists are Independent Federal MP, Tony Windsor, Rick Wilkinson from the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association; Paul Cleary, journalist with The Australian and author of Too Much Luck: the Mining Boom and the Future for Australia and Tony Wood -- Energy Program Director at the Grattan Institute. The moderator is Paul Barclay, from ABC's Radio National. Sourced from the ABC as a free MP4 download: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2012/08/13/3564955.htm
Views: 992 Ian McPherson
What It's Like To Have A Coal Seam Gas Production Well On Your Property
 
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www.cjz.com.au https://www.facebook.com/cjztv/ https://www.instagram.com/cjztv/ CSG is plentiful in Australia. Many experts claim it is a cleaner greener alternative than coal. But some farmers are concerned that the method used to extract the gas may be polluting our artesian water reserves –degrading Australia’s agricultural capacity. In Shitsville Express, Joe and the four leaders of tomorrow travel to northern NSW and QLD to meet communities fighting mining companies exploring for CSG on farms and farmers who have production wells and pipelines on their properties.
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Coal seam gas and mining threats to the Darling Downs Part 1. Dr John Standley with Ben Beeton
 
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Food security is vital for future generations of Australians and the world. Some of the most productive agricultural areas in Australia are across the Darling Downs of SE Queensland and the Liverpool Plains of northern NSW. In this interview Dr Standley shows an area of agricultural land in the area proposed for a coal mining venture and then contrasts this with the scene of a coal mine not far away. Dr Standley then describes why the soils are so productive. He emphasizes how easily they could be ruined if they were dug up and the sub soil replaced the topsoil. Dr Standley addresses the prolem of salinity. Finally he emphasizes the problems for farmers created by networks of coal seam gas pipes. Gasland Darling Downs Question Mark is a project conceived by local artist Ben Beeton www.benbeeton.com.au www.getabstractwallart.com In 2010 Ben saw a screening of the film Gasland and was horrified to realize that the environmental destruction which had happened in America, through coal mining and coal seam gas projects was now happening on the Darling Downs. In these films Ben invites scientists and local experts to share their knowledge and concerns about the very serious threat of environmental mismanagement that is facing the Darling Downs and beyond. Ben would like to thank Don Herman of Darling Downs Movie Makers Inc, Dr John Standley and the owners of www.sodd.com.au for supporting this project at its foundation stage of development. Ben's primary interest is in creating multi-media work about the ecology, geology and deep time history of environment. Although frequently away on artist residency/tour projects Ben thinks of Toowoomba and the Darling Downs region as his home. In 2010 Ben was the artist for the Burke and Wills Environmental Expedition. www.cv.vic.gov.au/stories/burke-and-wills-the-art-of-science. Ben felt that the most effective contribution that he could make was to provide people with a scientifically informed perspective of the situation. It is Ben's hope that once equipped with this information individuals will become proactive in advocating for a moratorium on mining until a comprehensive independent scientific assessment of its long term effects on the Darling Downs and other effected regions has been conducted. The project Gasland Darling Downs Question Mark has been given a page on the save our Darling Downs website www.sodd.com.au. Ben has a range of films on You Tube including "Gondwana in Toowoomba, an exploration of Toowoomba's remnant rainforest and geology with Dr Gillian Scott and Ben Beeton", "In the Suburban desert with Peter Macqueen and Ben Beeton", The Hampton Corridor of Trees with Peter Macqueen and Ben Beeton", "On Sugarloaf Mountain with Peter Macqueen, Dr Gillian Scott and Ben Beeton", "Exploring the Helidon Hills with Peter Macqueen and Ben Beeton" and "Burke and Wills Environmental Expedition".
Views: 1584 Ben Beeton
What is coal seam gas and how will it impact your life
 
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This video was produced for the NSW Government to educate and promote the benefits of CSG. Geologist - Brad Mullard explains the drilling process and dispels myths relating to this matter. Please see more of our videos on http://www.zarproductions.com.au
Views: 458 Zar Pro
Sydney Ideas: Coal Seam Gas, Coal Mining, and Environmental Justice in NSW
 
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Professor David Schlosberg discusses what environmental justice means in an Australian context.
Coal seam gas well spewing foam near Campbelltown
 
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AGL seem to be drilling a new well, or re-fracking an old coal seam gas well at the edge of Sydney on 17 May 2011. The site is less than a kilometre from houses at Glen Alpine. At one stage foam started spewing from a pipe under pressure. It later became more liquid and the spray drifted toward houses. Does anyone know what it happening here? If so, email [email protected]
Views: 9950 Jeremy Buckingham