Lock the Gate has made a scathing submission against the proposed new United Wambo coal mine between Warkworth and Jerry’s Plains in the central Hunter Valley saying it is based on secret information that has not been disclosed to the public and the mine risks pushing a critically endangered ecological community towards extinction.Read more
The announcement by Chief Minister Michael Gunner this morning of a limited fracking moratorium falls far short of his election promises and will allow extensive shale gas activities and corehole drilling to continue across the Territory, said Lock the Gate Alliance.
Lock the Gate Alliance has warmly congratulated the Fraser Coast Council for passing a motion today stating that it does not support unconventional gas extraction within its boundaries.
Fraser Coast Councillor James Hansen put forward a motion which states:
“That the Fraser Coast Regional Council advise the Federal and State Governments that it does not support unconventional gas extraction within its boundaries, and the Council supports the rights of the landholders to do the same”.Read more
The Hunter Central Rivers Alliance of over forty community groups has called on the Baird Government to terminate the Wallarah 2 coal mine project in Wyong's drinking water catchment, as the latest round of public consultation on the project ends today.Read more
Chairman of parent company on corruption charges, close to a billion dollars in ‘accumulated losses’, and little hope of approval for flagship mine in water catchment.
Civil society groups are gathering outside Wollongong Coal’s AGM in Towradgi today, to protest the damage that this company wants to inflict on Sydney’s drinking water.
“This is a company on the brink of insolvency, seeking approval to undertake one of the riskiest mining operations in NSW under the catchment that supplies drinking water to our largest city” said Nic Clyde, NSW Community Coordinator for Lock the Gate Alliance.Read more