Tag Archives: fracking

Make fracking pause last forever: cattle man



Territory pastoralists and Native Title holders welcome the announcement by Santos that it will abandon its exploration and fracking program for the McArthur Basin “beyond 2020,” write Daniel Tapp (pictured), Big River Station and Estelle Fararr, Roper Valley. FULL STORY »

COVID-19 pauses Origin’s Beetaloo activity

Origin remains committed to the project, rescheduling further work to the second half of the year.  Their decision follows concerns raised about the safety of remote communities potentially exposed to COVID-19 infection from FIFO sources. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

UPDATED 26 March 2020 2.37pm.  FULL STORY »

Are frackers immune from COVID-19 rules?



The Chief Minister should have put more money into our local clinic. I don’t know why they’re pumping money into fracking companies, writes Gadrian Hoosan (pictured), of Borroloola. FULL STORY »

Record NT debt: Gunner mum on collateral



Compulsory acquisition of real estate for gallery on the cards, deals for land with native title holders, solar future and the Feds are to blame for youth crime: Michael Gunner sketches what’s in store for The Alice this year. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Fracking stance hits Labor vote: Protect Country Alliance



New Johnston MLA Joel Bowden needs to take public’s concerns to Gunner, writes Dan Robins, of the Protect Country Alliance. FULL STORY »

Council wrestles with latest fracking developments

They want local government across the NT to have an ongoing say in fracking, especially its likely impact on water, but Councillors  Jimmy Cocking and Marli Banks got their proposition over the line only by acknowledging that fracking could have good as well as bad consequences. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Fracking well ‘unstable’

Origin’s joint venture business partner Falcon Oil and Gas released a statement overnight admitting “operational challenges”. The NT public deserves more than the scant detail and industry-speak, writes Graeme Sawyer of the NT Protect Country Alliance. FULL STORY »

‘Sneaky’ Christmas present from Environment Minister




We condemn the sneaky – but not surprising – decision by NT Environment Minister Eva Lawler  (pictured) to sign off on Origin Energy’s Beetaloo Basin fracking plans just two days before Christmas, writes Dan Robins of the Protect Country Alliance. FULL STORY »

Gunner’s gas offset policy ‘flimsy’



The Chief Minister is attempting to avoid scrutiny by releasing this contentious policy, which lacks critical detail, on a Friday close to the Christmas holidays, writes Lauren Mellor (pictured) of the Protect Country Alliance. FULL STORY »

Unchecked fracking may create salty wasteland




Lake Woods, Roper, Hodgson, McArthur and Daly river catchments at risk as “Gunner government is ignoring perhaps the most important piece of the Pepper Inquiry,” writes Graeme Sawyer, of the Protect Country Alliance. FULL STORY »