In the small south-west  Queensland town of Tara they are protesting re gas mining..

With the Fossile Fuel Propaganda we have all over Australia Foreign Companies & some local

Helter Skelter - given approval in Drilling for Gas and/or mining the Gas..

I have put this video on my blog with Windows.. er replaced with Word Press..

‘The sun is Australia’s gloss’

Gladstone: industrial paradise 
or company town?

It’s a pretty port, using local coal and bauxite to produce aluminium for export to China. The sun still shines and the sea is turquoise, but the price of commodities has dropped, Rio is shedding jobs and pollution is getting hard to ignore
by Mathieu O’Neil


Official Media Site .. cannot find this subject.


Fairview compressor station

A compressor station in the Fairview coal seam gas field (inset) is just one part of the company infrastructure supporting the massive US$7.3-billion Santos LNG project in Queensland, which will ship liquefied natural gas direct from its liquefaction plant in Gladstone to hungry markets across Asia.
Bear with me.. this is thrown together...Pete requested I post the Tara video.. & I have added a few more
The 'leak' was announced on our State News,  but little has been said since..

Coal seam gas rally attracts thousands

30 May, 2011 04:00 AM
The sentiment of northern suburbs residents was broadcast to the universe yesterday as thousands staged their opposition to coal seam gas mining.

Illawarra residents and members of the CSG Mining Illawarra group formed a spectacular 3000-person human banner at Austinmer Beach, urging the government to enact a moratorium on coal seam gas mining.

The group also requested a royal commission into the environmental and health impacts of coal seam gas mining. And they want a ban enforced on the mining technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", where water, sand and chemicals are blasted into the seam to break up coal and release gas.

Stop CSG Mining Illawarra spokesman Chris Williams said the overwhelming turnout illustrated the community's strong feelings against the practice/


I remember Illawarra as a Dairying District... and the Red Beef Cattle known as the Illawarra Shorthorn

a most popular breed of its time..

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Comment by peter b dunn on November 8, 2011 at 6:48pm
Comment by peter b dunn on November 8, 2011 at 6:47pm
Comment by Pamela Ida Prince on November 8, 2011 at 6:07pm

Gladstone Harbour is used as a coal loading port, now being dredge to allow further shipping to access this port z& prepare for the Gas export & I would like to leave you with a reference to a discussion group on this very subject, how dangerous is wide scale gas mining & exporting?

Comment by peter b dunn on November 7, 2011 at 4:56am
also see    
Comment by peter b dunn on November 5, 2011 at 9:25am


Friday, 04 November 2011
Coal seam gas
Alan Jones speaks to Gundi Royle about coal seam gas.



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