Council writes to minister with coal seam gas concerns

GREATER Taree City Council will “write to the minister expressing our concerns with the circumstances that have lead to the voluntary cessation of coal seam gas activities in Gloucester and seek an assurance that no further drilling will occur until the matter is fully investigated by the relevant authorities.”

Council resolved to write to the Minister for Planning and Environment at its meeting on Wednesday.

Mayor Paul Hogan stated, “council and MidCoast Water have regularly expressed concern about the potential impact of coal seam gas mining in the catchment of the Manning River on the water quality of the area. The latest developments are very concerning and we are requesting that the State government and the Environmental Protection Agency leave no stone unturned in understanding what has happened at the pilot site run by AGL”.

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