Farmer’s angry over the potential impacts of the Narrabri CSG Project on groundwater reserves


Santo’s multibillion dollar Narrabri coal seam gas project has been backed by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment following the upending of a moratorium on coal seam gas activity in the state last month

The project, which is set to encompass 1000 hectares of the Pillaga State Forest and arable farmland in the Liverpool Ranges; has local farmers anxious of the insurmountably damage that drilling could have on the Great Artesian Basin; and the precious groundwater reserves it houses.
The state’s peak farming body is urging for the State government to stop the CSG development before it passes its final stage of approval.

Tahlia Kraefft spoke with James Jackson, the President of NSW Farmers.

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