Queensland farmers call for moratorium on coal seam gas mining  

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The Courier Mail reports that Queensland farmers continue to be unhappy about coal seam gas developments on mining land - Surat Basin farmers call for moratorium on coal seam gas mining.

MORE than 500 farmers who attended a protest meeting called for the government to place a moratorium on coal seam gas mining.

Growers lined up one kilometre of farm machinery at a paddock at Cecil Plains west of Toowoomba in a show of strength to demonstrate they are capable of blocking mining company access to their land.

The farmers face up to 40,000 gas wells being drilled across some of the state’s best food-producing land.

Protest organiser Dave Armstrong said famers were gearing up for the fight of their lives. “What other choice do we have?” Mr Armstrong asked. “They have put us in a corner.”

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