Activist group to talk coal seam gas mining
COAL seam gas mining in Central Queensland is on the agenda at a Mackay Conservation Group meeting.
The group’s general meeting on Tuesday from 6.30pm at the Environment Centre on Wood Street follows its recent screening of anti-CSG film The Bentley Effect. Coal seam gas mining has proved controversial across the country, and namely in Northern Rivers, New South Wales, where protesters at Bentley held a blockade to prevent drilling.
“Here in Central Queensland we also face coal seam gas developments,” Mackay Conservation Group has stated.
“Gas wells are in place around Moranbah and exploration has occurred on the coast and inland. At our next general meeting we’ll discuss the plans that are in place to develop CSG in our region so we can prepare ourselves and the community to oppose it.”
Earlier this month, Federal Minister for Northern Australia Matt Canavan demanded southern states extract their own gas amid warnings Queenslanders face power bill hikes because of so-called green-pandering governments.