Lock The Gate Alliance is a national coalition of people from across Australia, including farmers, traditional custodians, conservationists and urban residents, who are uniting to protect our common heritage - our land, water and communities - from unsafe or inappropriate mining for coal seam gas and other fossil fuels. Read more about the missions and principles of Lock the Gate.

Our best food-producing lands and our finest natural areas are at risk from unsafe coal mining, coal seam gas and other forms of unconventional gas extraction. 54% of Australia is covered by coal and gas licences or applications. Nowhere is sacred and nothing is safe. Learn more..

Coal mines and gasfields are harming peoples health, destroying their quality of life and dividing communities. Learn more..
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Unsafe mining is threatening drinking water catchments, underground water supplies and creeks and rivers. Learn more..
Communities are choosing peaceful action, and grace under fire, to protect their families and the land they love. Learn more..

Health impacts of Hunter coal - report launch

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Muswellbrook, Singleton, Newcastle

Climate and Health Alliance and the Hunter Community Environment Centre will launch a powerful new report on the adverse impacts on physical and psychological health associated with coal mining, transportation and production. For the first time, this report quantifies the health costs associated with air pollution from coal sources in communities in the Hunter as well as the social costs of carbon associated with emissions produced from Hunter Valley coal. The report will be launched in the last week of February, with coal and health public forums held in the Hunter all that week, including:

25th Feb, 6pm - Muswellbrook Workers Club
26th Feb, 6pm - Singleton Diggers Club
27th Feb, 6pm - Newcastle Town Hall

more information at www.coalandhealth.org

The Lock the Gate Alliance has called for full disclosure of coal industry plans revealed today for 16 enormous mining expansion areas in the Upper Hunter.

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