In a statement to the stock exchange, coal seam gas miner, Dart Energy, has stated that it will not drill for coal seam gas at St Peters in Sydney’s Inner West.

The statement followed an attempt by Marrickville Council to use its planning powers to block mining at the proposed location. The Council renewed recycling firm Dial-A-Dump’s permission to operate on the land but added a condition that banned exploration or extraction of coal seam gas

Jacinta Green, President of the Stop Coal Seam Gas group said that the site remains the only licenced petroleum exploration drilling location in Sydney and that the group would now write to Dart Energy asking it to formally rescind its approval to drill at the site and would also ask on the government to revoke it.

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