Back from the dead: zombie PELs throughout Tamworth, Upper Hunter and Barwon renewed

Cody Tsaousis
By Cody Tsaousis
April 15 2022 - 10:00am
Barwon MP Roy Butler said he still does not want PELs in his electorate, and will take the matter to Nationals leader Paul Toole. Photo: File

THE NSW government has extended three of the notorious 'zombie' petroleum exploration licences (PELs) in the region, with no shortage of opponents coming out to slam the decision.

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Cody Tsaousis

Cody Tsaousis

Journalist

I'm a news reporter who enjoys covering politics and energy, but I will write about anything for my community. I moved to the New England in 2021 after spending several years in the Upper Hunter.