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An overview of possible impacts from coal seam gas development in Northern Rivers, New South Wales
by Elfian Schieren, 2012

Contents
1. Introduction
2. Energy and coal seam gas development
2.1 Economic viability underpinning coal seam gas development
2.2 Renewable, sustainable energy development
- Solar
- Wind
- Biogas
2.3 Coal seam gas development at a global scale
2.4 Coal seam gas development in Australia
3 Coal seam gas extraction process
- Drilling and dewatering
- Hydraulic Fracturing
- Produced Water
4 Risks to water resources from coal seam gas development
4.4 Ground water use
4.5 Water produced by coal seam gas
4.6 Contamination of Groundwater
5 Other Consequences of coal seam gas development
5.4 Impacts to agricultural production
5.5 Health impacts on humans and animals
5.6 Impacts on greenhouse gas emissions
5.7 Impacts on seismic activity
5.8 Economic impacts
5.9 Cumulative impacts
6 Potential for coal seam gas development in Northern Rivers, New South Wales
6.1 Northern Rivers Region
6.2 Using trade-offs and opportunity costs in evaluating CSG development
6.3 Prospects for development in Northern Rivers region
6.4 Energy development in Northern Rivers region
6.5 Northern Rivers community actions and groups in response to CSG development
7 Discussion
8 Conclusion
9 References

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Coal Seam Gas


Community agrees CSG and coal threaten our water supply

20 June 2013 - Research undertaken for NSW landholder groups has confirmed that a massive 85 percent of people surveyed agree that the coal and coal seam gas industries are threatening our water supplies including groundwater. (Scroll down for full details)
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Workshops for landholders on mining and coal seam gas

19 November 2013 - NSW Farmers will hold workshops for landholders on mining and coal seam gas, including land access arrangements and landholder rights, at Goulburn, Mittagong and Bomaderry this month.

NSW Farmers CEO Matt Brand said: “With minerals, coal and coal seam gas applications or titles now covering the majority of NSW, farmers are increasingly facing competition for use of their land from mining and petroleum companies.”

“We provide an information service to support landholders make decisions about their land and water, mining and coal seam gas proposals or when dealing with an exploration company seeking access to their land.

“Farmers and landholders want up to date and accurate information on mining and coal seam gas from a source they trust and our workshops are an opportunity for them to get that information and to ask any questions they have.”

Information will be provided at the workshops on:

 mining and coal seam gas activity in the area,
 the NSW Government’s Strategic Regional Land Use Policy package and how that applies to mining and coal seam gas proposals, and
 landholder rights and land access arrangements with exploration companies.

Mr Brand said: “We’ve had excellent feedback from farmers and landholders who have attended past workshops.”
One Riverina farmer said the workshops provided: “Great information, vibrant and engaging presenters with good practical examples.”

The workshops will be held:

 Goulburn – 7pm to 9:30pm, Monday, 25 November – Goulburn Soldiers Club, 15 Market Street.
 Mittagong – 7pm to 9:30pm, Tuesday, 26 November – Mittagong RSL Club, Cnr Hume Highway and Bessemer Streets.
 Bomaderry – 7pm to 9:30pm, Wednesday, 27 November – Bomaderry RSL, 5/11 Bunderra Street.

The workshops are free for all landholders and will be held as part of the NSW Farmers Mining and Coal Seam Gas Communications Project which is funded by the NSW Government.

The workshops will be conducted by NSW Farmers Mining and Coal Seam Gas Officers Scott Harlum and Jess Harwood.

For more information on mining and coal seam gas or the workshops, landholders can contact the Landholder Mining and Coal Seam Gas Hotline on 1300 794 000.

RSVPs are not essential but to assist planning can be made to Scott Harlum on 0428 228 818 or by email to harlums@nswfarmers.org.au.

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Community agrees CSG and coal threaten our water supply

20 June 2013 - Research undertaken for NSW landholder groups has confirmed that a massive 85 percent of people surveyed agree that the coal and coal seam gas industries are threatening our water supplies including groundwater.

The poll of 1,100 people in New South Wales, conducted by Essential Research, also revealed that 81 percent of those surveyed agreed that the coal and coal seam gas industries threaten the state’s farmland and agricultural industries.

Association President Fiona Simson said: “This is an issue that NSW Farmers has had serious and persistent concerns about for a long period of time. Indeed, as farmers, we were one of the first groups of people to become aware of the dangers and uncertainties of the coal seam gas industry when it began to take off in this state some years ago.”

Also of concern, but not new to NSW Farmers was the finding that 81 percent of respondents to the poll agreed that coal and coal seam gas extraction offered short term economic return to investors but at the expense of local long term industries such as farming and tourism.

Ms Simson said these messages, which are strong and incredibly consistent across all areas of the state are still not getting through to the government.

“We continue to see a completely inadequate regulatory regime in NSW that fails to protect our land and water resources. We have a gateway panel with no ‘gate’, and a totally inadequate Aquifer Interference Policy,” she said.

“NSW Farmers is not against coal or coal seam gas and recognises these industries have a place. However, when a government continues to ignore the very valid concerns that landowners and the wider public have, it puts people in a position where they are massively disempowered.

This ends in calls for the granting of rights to landowners to give them the right to say no to mining and petroleum companies accessing their land. We understand fully why those calls are being made.

“These concerns are why our association has welcomed the water trigger amendments to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 which passed through the Senate yesterday.

“Our association has lobbied tirelessly on this amendment and we are extremely pleased to see it pass thanks to the help of Tony Windsor who has highlighted this issue and stood up for landowners.

“Some will argue that this is just more green tape and bureaucracy getting in the way of opportunities for regional development.

“To that I would say that anything that gives our members and landowners across the state some form of protection for their water resources, based on science, has to be a good thing, because we are certainly not getting that protection from our current state regime,” she concluded.

The above press release from NSW Farmers Association was published in full

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Farmers group holds mining, CSG workshop in Wauchope

May 1, 2013 NSW Farmers held a workshop for landholders at Wauchope on mining and coal seam gas.

The workshops will be held as part of the NSW Farmers Mining and Coal Seam Gas Communications Project, which is funded by the NSW Government.

"With minerals, coal and coal seam gas applications or titles now covering the majority of NSW, farmers are increasingly facing competition for use of their land from mining and petroleum companies," NSW Farmers CEO Matt Brand said.

"Through the Mining and Coal Seam Gas Communications Project, NSW Farmers will provide a one-stop shop for NSW Farmers members and non-members for information to help ensure their land, water and interests are protected when considering mining and coal seam gas proposals in their area or when dealing with an exploration company which seeks access to their land.

"Farmers and landholders want up-to-date and accurate information on mining and coal seam gas from a source they trust, and the Mining and Coal Seam Gas Communications Project workshops are an opportunity for landholders to get that information and to ask any questions they have.

"Knowledge is power, and with the establishment of this service farmers can at least be fore-armed with the information they need to make informed decisions which best serve their families, businesses and communities, and protects their interests."

For more information on these workshops, landholders can contact the Landholder Mining and Coal Seam Gas Hotline on 1300 794 000 , from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. The workshops are free for both NSW Farmers members and non-members.

The workshops will provide an opportunity to get information on:

* mining and coal seam gas activity in your area,

* the NSW Government's Strategic Regional Land Use Policy package and how that applies to mining and coal seam gas proposals in your area, and

* landholder rights and land access arrangements with exploration companies.

The workshops will be conducted by NSW Farmers Mining and Coal Seam Gas Officers Scott Harlum and Jess Harwood.


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