Canberra Times: Court battle unites native title holders and pastoralists against fracking
Johnny Wilson is from a place called Lightning Ridge, a tiny outstation off the Carpentaria Highway in the Northern Territory's north-east. There's not much around where Mr Wilson and his family live. However, only around 20km away is where some of Australia's biggest oil and gas companies have been drilling gas wells, several thousand meters deep, as a part of their gas exploration programs.
Media Release: Cyclone Tiffany: NT Traditional Owners fear fracking water pollution
Traditional owners from NT’s Beetaloo Basin, the site of fracking by Santos, Origin and others, fear flooding from Cyclone Tiffany will result in pollution from wastewater ponds overflowing into sensitive streams, rivers and unsafe drinking water.
The Guardian: Santos was ‘cavalier’ over Beetaloo Basin fracking expansion, court told
One of Australia’s biggest landholders takes on gas giant in Northern Territory Supreme Court. Santos has been accused of failing Indigenous groups and treating one of the country’s biggest landholders with a “cavalier attitude” as it faces court action over a proposed expansion of its fracking operations in the Beetaloo Basin.
Media Release: Santos in court: fails Traditional Owners as well as pastoralists
Beetaloo Basin traditional owners comment on Rallen Australia’s current NT Supreme Court action against Santos for failing to disclose approval for two additional fracking wells on Rallen’s Tanumbirini Station near Daly Waters. Media report here.
CAAMA: Traditional owners challenge Beetaloo Basin fracking and say it will not benefit their people
Top End Traditional owners say that a report by energy analyst Reputex which suggests the cost of offsetting carbon emissions could make developing the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin unviable, justifies their argument that more fracking should not go ahead in the NT.
Media Release: NT Govt approves Empire Energy fracking wells: Traditional Owners comment
Nurrdalinji responds to announcement by the Northern Territory Government that it has granted approval to Empire Energy for up to 7 fracking wells in the Beetaloo Basin. Approval document here. Empire ASX notice here and public statement. Empire Energy, a Liberal Party donor, was controversially granted $21 million by the Morrison government in July 2021, as part of its ‘gas-fired recovery’
Reputex Gas Report: Beetaloo Traditional Owners comment
A report from Reputex, released today, calculating the costs of the Morrison government’s plans to develop new fracking fields in the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin, presents even more reasons to say no to fracking, say Beetaloo Traditional Owners and representatives of the Nurrdalinji Native Title Aboriginal Corporation working to protect the Beetaloo from fracking.
NIT: Fracking at Beetaloo Basin given green light despite opposition
A crucial disallowance vote to prevent fracking in the Northern Territory has failed after both Labor and Coalition Senators opposed the vote on Wednesday.
National Indigenous Radio Network: Traditional owners condemn government for gas handouts
Traditional owners have given emotional evidence at a Senate inquiry into fracking in the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin.
The Australian: Traditional owners slam Northern Territory land council’s pro-fracking ‘bias’
An Indigenous land council has been accused of hand-picking traditional owners in favour of fracking projects in the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin.
The Guardian: Beetaloo Basin’s traditional owners condemn government for fracking handouts to gas companies
Senate inquiry hears of upset over $21m in grants being given to companies while Indigenous community lacks even basic infrastructure.
ABC: Beetaloo Aboriginal traditional owners fear gas fracking threat to sacred water sites
Aboriginal traditional owners fear their sacred sites and waterways are under threat from gas fracking which is restarting and ramping up in the Northern Territory's Beetaloo Basin this Dry Season, after a halt during the pandemic lockdowns and Wet Season.