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Do they normally suck the water back out after they are done fracking?
exploration starts early 2011 (according to this special report from Sun Herald).
if it isn't bad enough to be drilling in the city, the scary thing (I think) is that they *do* use fracking techniques when drilling in the country areas close to the dams in most states. this could have huge impact in contaminating our water supplies, which as we know are very precious (luckily we've had rain this year so many dams are full)
also I don't recall receiving any notices about this in leaflet drops - a city of sydney one arrived this week, I'll have another read to see if it's mentioned. if the greens hadn't asked for more info I'm not sure anyone would have known about this??
there's a film called Gasland showing at these cinemas which shows the practice of fracking in the USA. I'm going to see this on the weekend.
Unknown to Sydney residents, Apollo Gas, via a subsidiary, Macquarie Energy, was granted a petroleum exploration licence by the NSW government in October 2008, allowing it to prospect across the Sydney region.
Last week Greens MLC Cate Faehrmann successfully obtained documents exposing the
inadequacies in environmental regulation for coal seam gas in New South Wales.
Cate’s office discovered that Industry & Investment NSW seem to be
doing little more than rubber stamping exploration proposals without the
input of the Department of Environment, including sites where hydraulic
fracturing is to be used - a dangerous method of stimulating gas reserves
kilometres below the surface.
The office also unearthed a secret drilling proposal for coal seam
exploration below the metropolitan Sydney suburb of St Peters. The local
residents, councils and other stakeholders were unaware, but the NSW
Government has already approved the drilling