Residents of Fullerton Cove have spent the day arguing their case against coal seam gas in the Land and Environment Court.

A temporary court injunction against two pilot wells in the area was granted last month after residents spent more than a week blockading DART Energy’s drill site off Fullerton Cove Road.

The same group has travelled to Sydney today to argue the need for a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) before drilling can commence.

Among their concerns are possible damage to nearby wetlands, and the impact on the area’s drinking water.

The hearing is expected to last for three days.