After a recent visit to the Pilliga, Nanna Terry wrote a briefing paper for people not familiar with the Narrabri Gas Project and the associated problems with coal seam gas extraction.
The Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends stood with Gomeroi people outside the Federal Court on Friday 9 April, while Santos was inside attempting to extinguish Native Title so they can pillage the Pilliga even more ….. for coal seam gas.
The Pilliga forest is a place of powerful cultural significance to the Gomeroi people who are also the custodians of the recharge area of the Great Artesian Basin. Santos has launched an attack on Gomeroi rights in the Native Title Tribunal – they claim their Pilliga project is in the public interest and they wantContinue reading “Stop Santos!”
On Monday 7 February Gamilaraay/Gomeroi people, traditional owners and Native Title holders of the NSW North West, protested outside the Federal Court in Sydney. In the Court the National Native Title Tribunal was hearing the application of gas miner Santos to overturn the Gamilaraay’s Native Title rights over the Pilliga forest and adjoining land whereContinue reading “Santos applies to Tribunal to overturn Gamilaraay Native Title”
The Pilliga Project is a terrific film about the Pilliga Forest, the Narrabri Gas Project, how gas impacts water, the environment and communities and how it will spread to the north west food bowl. It also highlights the spread of gas mining around Australia. Please share widely.
For ten years many of the Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends have campaigned against coal and gas projects due to their emissions, the damage to the environment and the effects on climate change. We believe there was a tipping point in 2021. Most Australians accept that Climate Change is real, coal and gas mining areContinue reading “Nannas in Action in 2021”
A toxic mixture of salt, chemicals and water from the coal seams spilled out of the Bibblewindi Water Treatment Plant in the Pilliga Forest 10 years ago on 25th June. These photographs, taken since 2015, show how hard it is to regrow vegetation on this site.
The Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends recently travelled to northwest NSW to see for themselves not only Santos’ unwanted gasfield in the Pilliga forest, but also the many attractions the area has to offer visitors. The Nannas’ blog has now been updated with more photos and information to help you plan a trip there too.
The planned day for Knitting Nannas and Friends on Friday changed so we took advantage of free time and slept in. We met at Santos’ Operation Centre on Yarrie Lake Road, not far out of Narrabri. Being Saturday, all was quiet so we stood outside and sang some songs. Some of the locals weren’t impressed,Continue reading “Sydney Nannas sing for Santos to wake up”
Narrabri, located in Gomeroi Country, is a town divided by Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project. Business owners who stand to benefit financially from the project support it, while people operating long standing enterprises reliant on clean water are strongly against it. Others are too frightened to have an opinion because they, or a member of theirContinue reading “Narrabri – gasfields, renewables, distillery and rock”