Anti Fracking efforts move to Pilliga after AGL withdrawal

Anti Fracking efforts move to Pilliga after AGL withdrawal

Anti-coal seam gas groups say they will focus their efforts on the Pilliga near Narrabri in north-west NSW following AGL’s announcement it will relinquish its coal seam gas licences near Gloucester.

Nature Conservation Council CEO Kate Smolski described the Gloucester decision as a victory, but was quick to draw attention to the Pilliga project.

“Santos must be aware the movement will now turn its full attention to ending the threat posed by CSG to the Pilliga, the largest woodland left in NSW, where Santos plans to drill more than 850 wells,” she said.