Halt exploration and production of coal seam gas at Fullerton Cove
  • Petitioned The Hon. Shelley Hancock, MP

This petition was delivered to:

Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales
The Hon. Shelley Hancock, MP

Halt exploration and production of coal seam gas at Fullerton Cove

    1. Petition by

      Fullerton Cove Residents Action Group

The petition of the citizens of NSW, in particular those citizens residing in the Lower Hunter region of NSW, brings to the attention of the House our objection to Dart Energy’s CSG approval from government for their Fullerton Cove pilot wells project to extract CSG from the Borda and Medowie coal seams within the Tomago coal measures within PEL 458, because of the unacceptable risks the project poses to our:


* Surface and ground water supplies which provide about 20% of the Lower Hunter’s drinking water

* Potential altering of the ecosystems having direct impact on adjoining areas of RAMSAR wetlands

* That independent, scientific assessment of the proposal replaces Dart Energy’s self assessment of the project’s potential impacts


The undersigned petitioners therefore ask the Legislative Assembly to:


* Halt all exploration and future production activities of coal seam gas extraction at Fullerton Cove until such activity is scientifically proven as no risk to our water through contamination or depletion of aquifer.

* Reclassify the process to designated development to be assessed under Part 4 of the EPA Act 1979

* That Dart Energy obtain an aquifer interference approval for their project so that the risks arising from aquifer interference of the coal seam gas activities can be assessed and managed through an appropriate approval process

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Callie Sims AUSTRALIA
      • 11 months ago

      My sister and her family live in the lower hunter region so I want them to have the best quality of life they can without worrying about health problems due to economic greed.

    • Zoe Argent AUSTRALIA
      • 11 months ago

      Stop coal seam gas exploration!!

    • Eryn Mead PERTH, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      You only have to look at the impact this has had on America to realise it is not a good idea. Do we want this in Australia as this will in turn effect all of us across this sunburnt country and I don't think it's effective to do this when a possible and likely screw up could cost us our water because once it's contaminated there's no going back.

      • about 1 year ago

      Because CSG is the most dangerouse, unneeded enterprise the TAKERS are thrusting upon us .AUSTRALIA belongs to its inhabitants, [Flora, Fauna, & People] . CSG mining must be banned forever.

    • jennifer loverock BRIDGETOWN, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Keep our water safe and stop bullying landowners. We want more alternative power and stop letting multinationals ruin our environment for short term gains


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