Lock the Gate Alliance have welcomed news today that NSW National MPs are seeking to change party policy and support a ban on coal seam gas (CSG) operations in the Northern Rivers.
Lock the Gate spokesperson Georgina Woods said the NSW election had sent a clear message to all political parties about community concern over the land, water and health impacts of CSG.
The National Party was working to reverse its support of unconventional gas as a direct result of an unprecedented social movement that sent a clear and unmistakeable political message at the State Election , she said.
Lock the Gate Alliance has warned that Minister Anthony Robert’s ‘Higher standards, Action 8 of the NSW Gas Plan’ announcement has failed to ensure the public interest is protected and has questioned why the Government is releasing a ‘use it or lose it’ policy, when they have still not finished implementing the Chief Scientist’s recommendations for proper regulation of the industry.
Hundreds of Queenslanders rallied against invasive mining outside State Parliament in Brisbane today.
The Rally for the Future attracted city and country folk from all around Queensland to hear speakers voice their concern about how invasive mining, including coal seam gas, was wrecking our state.
The Lock the Gate Alliance welcomes the Queensland Government’s commitment to renewable energy in the run-up to Brisbane’s Rally for the Future on Thursday.
The group’s president, Drew Hutton said the rally will highlight the need to save Queensland’s water, air, food and communities from invasive mining. Speakers will also question the State Government’s commitment to accountability and transparency.
NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes needs to urgently intervene to stop Rio Tinto's Warkworth coal mine expansion from being approved to restore balance and justice to the beleaguered Hunter Valley village of Bulga.
This urgent call comes as the NSW Planning Department today recommended approval for the controversial coal mine project in the Hunter Valley that has been defeated twice in court due to its unacceptable impacts on the environment and the community of Bulga.