- Protect our land and water from mining.
- Honesty and integrity in politics
- Local jobs
- People before profits
- Improved heath and education services.



Thursday, 3 January 2013

The Daily Telegraph reports anti coal seam gas crusade collapses in Hunter Valley

Mining leaves a bitter taste - winemaker David Clarke's anti-coal seam gas crusade collapses

'DRILLING has started on the former property of one of NSW's most vehement opponents of coal seam gas wells - a man who funded anti-mining campaigns, spoke at rallies and covered his land with signs rejecting coal seam gas. 

AGL Energy bought former Macquarie Bank chairman David Clarke's beloved Pooles Rock Vineyard in the Hunter Valley six months after he died of cancer in April 2011.

The company has started drilling water bores, which will govern how it extracts coal seam gas from under the property at Broke and, by drilling horizontally, from under neighbouring properties.'

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AGL drilling at Pooles Rock (pic from Hunter Valley Protection Alliance)

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