New South Wales
I say a flat out NO to Santos's Narrabri gas project.
Santos claim that the gas from this project will be for use in NSW industry and home, nothing could be further from the truth.
Santos are currently going bankrupt, with their debt maturing in 2019.
In the run up to that they are frantically trying to reduce their debt load, which stood at US$4.3 billion in November 2016.
Their LNG plant at Gladstone is loss making at current oil prices, and will continue to be so with no rise in oil prices ever likely to happen again, with the rise of electric vehicles, and the instability of the OPEC production cut deal.
Thus Santos's only plan is to sell "assets" so they can reduce this debt.
The Narrabri project is one of these, and the only reason they put in the EIS is so they can get it approved, so they can then sell it.
NSW will never see any gas out of Narrabri.
What's more, if this project is approved, and then sold, and against all economic sense the 850 wells are drilled, that would cost approximately A$3 billion, which Santos, nor any other gas player, has available to invest in a dud project.
And clearly, the pilot wells already drilled and infrastructure built at Narrabri have caused considerable damage.
Rather than approving this economic and environmentally destructive violation, the state government need to cancel it now, and order Santos to clean up the mess they have already made.
There is gas aplenty in Bass Strait which will provide NSW with all the gas it needs, and cheaply at that, in perpetuity, so the only logical step is for the NSW state government to cancel the Narrabri CSG project now.
This is what the voters of NSW want, so think on that Gladys Berejiklian.