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Ken Lees rooting for coal seam gas in the Hunter

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:02 pm
by HVPA_research
* From ABC Rural services *

ABC Rural Report
Hunter and New England Rural and Resources Report, Friday, January 27th, 2012
By Mike Pritchard, Muswellbrook

Gas better than coal - consultant

A former Coal Seam Gas consultant is urging Hunter Valley farmers to consider the benefits of CSG drilling, rather than selling their properties to developing coal mines.

After working in Queensland for a number of years, Ken Lees has returned to the Upper Hunter and says he's surprised by the amount of community concern regarding coal seam gas extraction.

Mr Lees says farmers can still live their normal lives on the land, while collecting gas royalities.