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Federal Government announces its intention not to renew Petroleum Exploration Permit 11 (PEP-11).

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated February 22 2022 - 7:51am, first published December 15 2021 - 6:30pm
People power: A protester holds a sign at an anti-PEP-11 rally at Bar Beach in February. Community opposition to the project has grown steadily in recent years.

The Federal Government has indicated it plans to reject a controversial application to explore for gas off the coast between Port Stephens and Sydney.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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