The new NSW planning regime for wind farms has come under fire from campaigners against coal seam gas. The following quotes are from an article in the Daily Examiner which circulates in the Clarence valley area.
“It is outrageous that the 2km veto does not apply to coal seam gas exploration activities,” he said.
“Restrictions on different activities should relate to the relative risks posed by those activities. On any reckoning the risks associated with coal seam gas exploration and extraction are far more serious and long lasting than even the worst reports of risks associated with wind farms.”
Mr McNamara said local MPs should work to ensure coal seam gas wells weren’t drilled near houses.
“I call on local state MPs Geoff Provest and Thomas George to pressure the Premier to extend this right of veto to proposed coal seam gas activities within a 2km radius of any residence.”
Read the full article here.