DART ENERGY: CSG EXPLORATION AT PUTTY APPROVED

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DART ENERGY: CSG EXPLORATION AT PUTTY APPROVED

Postby HVPA_research » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:55 pm

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LATEST DEVELOPMENTS FOR DART ENERGY CSG EXPLORATION AT PUTTY VALLEY - from Kathy McKenzie

Local outrage - Approval for CSG mining near National Parks

Putty Valley resident, Kathy McKenzie, has been checking the Notice for Exploration on the NSW Primary Industries’ website each week hoping not to see an approval for coal seam gas mining in her area.

Today the uncertainty of the last four months has ended and the battle begins as Dart Energy’s Review of Environmental Factors to explore at Putty has been approved by the NSW government.

“With no scientific evidence to prove that coal seam gas is safe for our waterways and evidence growing that it is not, I am appalled that the government has given permission for exploration in this environmentally sensitive area,’ said Kathy.

Putty Valley is a catchment area for the Hawkesbury and is surrounded by the World Heritage Yengo and Wollemi National Parks. The Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Authority consider it important enough to give landowners grants to fence off the creeks from cattle to reduce polluting the water which supports the Hawkesbury oyster industry.

Residents in Sydney are also outraged. ‘Does this mean that the government’s moratorium on coal seam gas mining means nothing,’ said Jacinta Green who is also opposing Dart Energy’s plans to mine in St Peters.

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/minerals/environment/nod/2011

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