THE deadline to make a submission on the coal seam gas exploration licence application which partly covers the Hawkesbury has been extended to this Friday, March 21.
The licence application, called a petroleum exploration licence, is identified as PELA 158.
It mainly covers the Blue Mountains, but includes Berambing, Bilpin, Mountain Lagoon and wilderness alongside Bowen Mountain township.
You can make a submission on-line at www.resources.nsw.gov.au/community-information/comment/titles.
Hawkesbury Environment Network is organising a mass petition.
See them at www.hen.org.au or on Facebook at HAWK.HEN.
HEN is advising respondents to look at the Stop CSG Blue Mountains site at http://stopcsgbm.net.au/docs/home.php where the PELA 158 Kit shows much more detail.