Farmers, Traditional Owners from Every State and Territory Call for COAG to Protect Land and Water Resources, Focus on Renewables Not GasPublished: August 18, 2016
Farmers and Traditional Owners from every state and Territory in Australia have spoken out in the lead-up to the COAG Energy Council on Friday 19 August, rejecting proposals by Federal Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg to reduce regulation of unconventional gas mining.Read more
The first hearing of a legal challenge against the proposed Colton open-cut coal mine, near Maryborough, will be held today in the Brisbane Land Court, as a local community group takes on New Hope Coal with a focus on risks to the Great Sandy Strait.
The objections by the Aldershot and District Against Mining Group relate to proposed discharge of untreated waste water from the mine into the Mary River, upstream of the Great Sandy Strait, as well impacts on the health and well-being of the local community.Read more
Paltar Oil and Gas withdraws their offshore fracking across the Arnhem coastlines.
As a powerful new documentary series STINGRAY SISTERS is rolling out this week highlighting the battle across Arnhem Land to protect coastal waters from fracking, Paltar Petroleum has announced they have withdrawn their controversial oil and gas fracking applications from the Northern Territory waters.Read more
Media Release: Caroona Coal Decision Welcome; but NSW Government Must Rule out Shenhua, Deliver Permanent ProtectionPublished: August 12, 2016
Lock the Gate has congratulated the NSW Government on acting to buy-back the BHP Caroona coal licence on the Liverpool Plains, but called for an equally firm commitment to stop the Shenhua coal mine and to deliver permanent protection for important agricultural lands like the Liverpool Plains.Read more