As you know PLannedilLusion has committed to support action to prevent the fracking of The Great Artesian Water Basin and Coal Seam mining. Below are the initiatives suggested by @Jacquie Dundee through the Constitution Rights Group. It is strongly suggested that you go through the items below and formulate emails to your local MPs for their aweness and supppot.
The following is a proposed email to be sent out - simply copy and paste
I support Gamilaraay/Gomeroi First Nations People in the Pilliga and all Australians born on this land and Santos needs to STAND DOWN! Water is our life and livelihood.
I am writing today to let you know of a very serious issue that is happening as I email you all concerning the Great Artesian Water Basin. The Great Artesian Water Basin covers a quarter of this Continent we know as Australia. The Great Artesian Basin is a huge and ancient underground “water tank” big enough to fill Sydney Harbour 130,000 times and is the main water source of our food grown here in Australia. It also supports the ecosystem of this continent and all the plants, animals and people rely on this underground water to stay alive and thrive. Without the Great Artesian Water Basin, we have no water, no food and no life. This would be a national crisis so I am here to educate you all as I know you are all very busy. https://en.wikipedia.org//wiki/Great_Artesian_Basin If Santos drills into the Great Artesian Water Basin it will lower the water table so that farmers will have limited access to water to grow their crops, it will contaminate the purest water on this Country and will affect all of the underground river systems. It is up to us all to not let this happen in our home, our Country. It is our responsibility to take immediate action on this for our future generations to have a future.
SANTOS is about to poison the water again in Pilliga by drilling into the Great Artesian Water Basin! Are you going to let your family starve and drink contaminated water? Santos has already contaminated waters on this continent. Are you aware of this?
Uranium contamination of Narrabri aquifers, New South Wales IN 2013, GROUNDWATER MONITORING DETECTED ELEVATED LEVELS OF SALINITY AND HEAVY METALS NEAR SANTOS' TINTSFIELD PONDS IN THE PILLIGA FOREST. ALSO IT WAS REPORTED THAT AT THE BIBBLEWINDI PONDS, URANIUM 20 TIMES ABOVE THE SAFE DRINKING LEVELS WAS DETECTED. A NSW GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATION INTO THE INCIDENT DETERMINED THE LEAK WAS "SMALL, LOCALISED AND CONTAINED" AND DRINKING WATER SOURCES AND STOCK AND DOMESTIC WATER SOURCES WERE NOT IMPACTED NOR WERE THEY AT RISK.THE INVESTIGATION ALSO FOUND THAT THE URANIUM DETECTED WAS NOT FROM THE POND'S WATER, BUT WAS FROM NATURALLY OCCURRING URANIUM IN THE SURROUNDING SOIL THAT WAS MOBILISED FROM THE LEAKING POND.
More Contamination and Incidences by Santos to date https://en.wikipedia.org//wiki/Great_Artesian_Basin Port Bonython groundwater contamination, South Australia Santos' Port Bonython facility and hydrocarbon export jetty, South Australia In May 2008, groundwater contamination was reported to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) following detection at Santos' Port Bonython site, Spencer Gulf, South Australia. Hydrocarbons were found floating on and in the groundwater. One hundred and fifty inspection wells were later established, and a 450-metre-long (1,480 ft) cement bentonite wall was constructed 'to stop the further spread of contamination off-site' including to the marine environment. Jackson oil spill, Queensland IN MAY 2013, AN UNCONTROLLED OIL SPILL WAS REPORTED IN SANTOS' ZEUS FIELD NEAR JACKSON IN QUEENSLAND'S REMOTE SOUTH-WEST. THE FLOW LASTED 'ALMOST A WEEK' BEFORE INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS WERE ABLE TO CONTAIN IT. THE RATE OF FLOW WAS ESTIMATED AT 50,000 LITRES PER DAY. Moomba explosions, South Australia On 1 January 2004 an explosion occurred at Santos' Moomba processing facility. The blast was traced to the Liquids Recovery Plant (LRP), where an inlet manifold and a related flange weld both failed after corrosion by mercury. Mercury was released along with a cloud of flammable gases including methane, ethane, propane and butane. Workers saw the cloud and raised the alarm, shutting down the plant and evacuating to designated safety points. Some workers allegedly did not hear the emergency alarms. The gas cloud ignited on contact with a heating unit 150 meters away, and an explosion followed. The plant was seriously damaged. Moomba workers who sought to remain anonymous told The Australian newspaper on 5 January that the company was running a "cowboy" operation, and that it was luck, not management that had prevented any loss of life. They also said that the emergency muster area was too close to the plant in the event of a major tank explosion. Gas supplies to South Australia and New South Wales were interrupted, leading to down-time in the manufacturing sector and short-term rationing measures in both states while repairs were made. Santos spent $40 million on remedial action following the incident. In 2011, the South Australian industrial relations court ruled that 13 employees had been placed at risk due to critical safety shortcomings. These included an inadequate risk assessment which failed to identify the likelihood of plant failing due to liquid metal rendering it brittle. The company pleaded guilty to breaching the Occupational Health Safety and Welfare Act after a SafeWork prosecution and was fined $84,000
I ask you all, 'Are in service to God, Humanity and this beautiful Planet? I am concerned for all Australians that things are going to change very quickly if 'we the people' don't stop this from happening and use our voice!
All information is in the links and articles provided to make it quicker and easier for you to get up to speed and raise awareness.
If Santos gets into this forest they have another 800 drilling sites they want to frack which could end all of Australia's pristine water. All so an overseas company can make BILLIONS of dollars and sell gas back to Australia, no matter what the environmental costs are to our beautiful country?
Is this moral or ethical? Is this lawful? Please provide me with the consent of the people to Drill into the Great Artesian Water basin.
Our Government needs to stop lying to us! If they were so worried about climate change then they would be not stealing our water and fracking our land! Below is how much water Santos will waste, let alone the environmental impacts on our drinking water!The Below information is Credit to Ian SuttonDisclosure 1 – IMPACTS Of COAL SEAM GAS PRODUCTION ON OUR UNDERGROUND WATER SYSTEMSPushing us beyond the brink! Both biological (decomposition) and geological (pressure and heat) processes are involved in the formation of coal. Natural gas production (predominately methane) is a by-product of both these processes. It is this gas stored deep below the ground, trapped within the coal seam aquifers, that the Coal Seam Gas industry mine. The process by which they trap the gas requires enormous and unsustainable amounts of water to be extracted from our ground water resources in order to depressurise the coal seam. Its only after the water pressure within the ground is sufficiently reduced will the gas be free to flow.How much produced water does one coal seam gas well average per day?A single Coal Seam Gas well in the Surat Basin can extract between 400,000 litres (0.4ML) of water and 800,000 litres (0.8ML) of water per day, over a period of six months to a few years, during the initial phase of depressurising the coal seam aquifer. Once the coal has been de-watered and de-pressurised, allowing the gas to flow from the coal seam into the extraction pipes, around 100,000 L (0.1ML) of water is still required to be extracted from the coal seam per day. How much produced water does one coal seam gas well average per year?For an average production life of 15 years, each well has the potential to extract an average of approximately 150,000 litres of water per day (0.15ML) from the coal seam. Due to water continually re-entering the coal seam from pressurised aquifers above and below, water extraction is required for the life of the well. This means that over the life of every CSG well, an average of approximately 55,000,000 litres (55 ML) of water per year could be removed from our underground aquifers that would have otherwise pressurised the Great Artesian Basin and the Surat Basin, allowing water to seep from the ground and spring feed the Murray Darling Basin further down the system.There was a guesstimated 6800 production wells, as well as 500 exploration and testing wells within the Surat Cumulative Management Area at the end of 2018. It is also projected that by 2035 there could be as many as 21000 production wells within the Surat Cumulative Management Area.Olympic sized swimming pool hold approximately 2.5 ML of water.
Sydney Harbour holds approximately 500,000 ML of waterSupporting evidence: Gas Today, Australia, May 2009 According to Origin Energy Senior Engineer Water Management, Robert Caine, by-product water on an individual well can vary between 0.1 mega-litres per day (ML/d) and 0.8 ML/d (that = 100,000L to 800,000L per day). Waterlines Report, Australian Government - National Water Commission, 2011 The actual production rates and times within and between coal measures vary considerably. From their CSG production experience in the Surat Basin, Queensland Gas Company Pty Ltd (QGC) indicated that initial water quantities extracted from a well ranged from 0.4ML/d (400,000L/d) to 0.8 ML/day (800,000L/d) before decreasing to about 0.1 ML/day (100,000L/d) over a period of six months to a few years (Environmental Resources Management 2009).Underground Water Impact Report for the Surat Cumulative Management Area - May 2019As at late 2018, approximately 10,000 P&G wells within the Surat CMA are recorded in the Queensland Government Mineral and Energy Resources Location and Information Network database (MERLIN). Since the status of a well is dynamic and subject to change, however, the information on bore type, subtype and status provided and stored in DNRME databases may not always be current. To account for potential status changes, OGIA runs further verification of the location, depth, purpose and status of these wells, based on up-to-date geological information and groundwater extraction records. This process suggests that an estimated 6,800 CSG wells in the Surat CMA are either producing gas or have been completed as production wells. Of these, 84% are in the Surat Basin and the rest are in the southern Bowen Basin. There are also an additional 500 wells outside CSG production areas for exploration or testing purposes. There has been a sharp rise in the completion of CSG wells from 2012 onward, with about 1,000 to 1,500 wells completed annually. This trend is expected to continue until about 2023. Based on the current development profile, OGIA estimates that if all production areas are developed as currently planned, an estimated 21,000 CSG wells will be completed by the end of 2050.