The Queensland Land Court has recommended against approval of the Acland Stage 3 coal mine expansion on the Darling Downs of Queensland- one of Queensland's most productive farming regions.
Final decisions are now required by the Minister for Natural Resources and Mines (for the mining licence) and the Department of Environment and Science (for the environmental authority). In the past, they have always followed the recommendation of the Land Court when it recommended approval.
While minister Lynham has delayed his decision the Environment Department is bound by legislation to make a decision by next Wednesday the 14th February!
Will you call the department today to ensure they make the right decision and reject the environmental authority for the mine?
- Call 1300 130 372 and choose option 4 ("licences and permits").
- Ask to speak to the person making the decision on Acland Stage 3 Expansion
- Ask for you name and contact details to be recorded and that you urge the department to follow the land court recommendation to reject the mine.
- Tell them ignoring the Land Court decision would completely undermine the rule of law in Queensland and make a laughing stock of the Land Court.
- Leave a comment below to tell us how it went
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Please stand with the people of Wollar as they fight to save their community from coal mining.
Over 7,000 people have endorsed our open letter to the Premier calling on him to protect New South Wales people and places from rampant coal mining.
Now we need to step up our effort to make him act.
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