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 leases) and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (for the environmental authority). In the past, they have always followed the recommendation of the Land Court when it recommended approval.
The legal case against the Acland Stage 3 coal mine was one of the largest environmental cases in Australian history. Send a message to the Queensland Government asking them to respect the court and stop the mine, now!Read more
The bright future of the Southern Highlands is under threat from a new coal mine proposal that nobody wants and which puts the region’s precious water resources at risk.
Not only is the Southern Highlands a beautiful farming region, it forms part of Sydney’s drinking water catchment, and any new coal mines pose a threat to clean abundant water.Read more
Adani's proposed Carmichael mega-mine in central Queensland will have a disturbance footprint of 28,000 hectares, which is an area greater in size than North Stradbroke Island.
The mine will permanently alter the landscape, leaving behind extensive waste dumps that are at risk of failing in the long term, alongside final voids that are predicted to drain adjoining groundwater permanently.
Adani predicts that there will be a loss of landscape functionality and land use utility across all land classes after mining.
At least 88km of watercourses will be diverted for the mine and there will be no attempt made to restore them after the project ends.Read more
The close-knit community of Wollar in the upper Hunter Valley has already endured a decade of suffering from the nearby Wilpinjong coal mine. Now the mine owners want to expand the project to within 1.5km of the village, spelling the end for Wollar.
Even the NSW Government admits that approving the Wilpinjong mine expansion would kill off Wollar for ever. Sadly, it seems they don't care, with the NSW Planning Department recommending the mine be approved.
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.
We've placed an ad in his local paper, and are asking all of you to give him a call and ask him to act to relieve the suffering of people affected by coal mining in regional New South Wales.Read more