Gas project divides Aussie community

Plan to drill for gas will boost energy supply but may cause environmental damage

In a small farming town in the Australian state of New South Wales, residents and neighbours have found themselves divided over a looming project that has pitted miners against farmers.

The debate centres on an A$3.6 billion (S$3.7 billion) coal seam gas project that would provide a much-needed boost to the nation's dwindling energy supplies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 07, 2018, with the headline 'Gas project divides Aussie community'. Print Edition | Subscribe