Friday 6 May 2011

Coal Seam Gas Seminar in Grafton 19th May

Three companies are currently exploring for coal seam and conventional gas in the Clarence Moreton Basin, which covers much of the Northern Rivers. Metgasco Limited already has approval for a gas-fired power station near Casino and is currently seeking planning approval for a gas pipeline from Casino over the Border Ranges to Ipswich.

In response to a range of community concerns including potential groundwater contamination associated with hydraulic fracturing and the need to dispose of waste or “produced” water, the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) Northern Rivers is holding a public seminar to:
·        provide information about what is happening in the region
·        discuss the potential environmental impacts
·        explain the approval processes
·        inform the community about their legal rights.

The seminar will be presented by Mark Byrne, EDO Northern Rivers Education Officer.

This seminar is presented as one of the Earth Matters series of bi-monthly events sponsored by the Clarence Valley Conservation Coalition and the Clarence Environment Centre. 

Where: South Grafton Ex-Servicemens Club,  2 Wharf St,  South Grafton
When: 6-8 pm Thursday 19 May.
No need to book.