Blockaders needed at CSG Drill Rig ‘Base Camp’ in Toowoomba

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Blockaders needed at CSG Drill Rig ‘Base Camp’ in Toowoomba

Postby HVPA_research » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:42 pm

Blockaders needed at CSG Drill Rig ‘Base Camp’ in Toowoomba

Saxon Drilling has established a ‘mother ship’ drill rig at a camp in Toowoomba, Queensland to train its drilling staff for future coal seam gas mining in the Surat Basin and across the Darling Downs. (See attached map.)

This facility is set up with a large drill rig that will be used as a training base for all future coal seam gas drilling. Rigs and workers will then be shipped out from this central point to drill for CSG throughout the prime agricultural farming region.

The area is “Garden City Gasland” - full of hundreds of dongas built to be shipped out and used for worker accommodation on sites. There are other massive facilities currently being built nearby for both the construction and the housing of coal seam gas pipes.

Lock the Gate intends to blockade this facility, starting at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday). We will be actively blockading at least until the election this Saturday. Some people may be committing civil disobedience by refusing to move from the blockade.

Please spread this call widely through your networks

Please RSVP if you can come to

Drew Hutton
President, Lock the Gate Alliance
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