ALP promise to close shale gas water trigger loophole welcome: full protection needed for significant water resources

Published: May 24, 2016

Lock the Gate Alliance has welcomed a promise by the ALP to expand the EPBC water trigger to shale and tight gas, calling on the Federal Government to match the promise and for all parties to go further to create no-go zones to protect water and strengthen the water trigger further.

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NT Budget 16-17: $6 million gifted to shale fracking, reality check needed on mining and onshore gas royalties

Published: May 24, 2016

Despite a budget mantra that acknowledges the need to tighten spending, in part due to unexpectedly low mining royalty collections, Tollner’s budget continues to throw good money after bad, dishing out $5.95 million for shale gas fracking support over the next financial year [1]

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Big test for Chain of Responsibility laws as Linc Energy slated for liquidation

Published: May 24, 2016

Linc Energy, the company being prosecuted by the Queensland Government for polluting large areas of the western Darling Downs with its underground coal gasification (UCG) project, is set to go into liquidation, triggering calls for urgent action by the Qld Government under new Chain of Responsibility laws.

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Lock the Gate challenges Minister Stokes to urgently restore legal appeal rights as Bulga residents withdraw challenge in Land & Environment Court

Published: May 20, 2016

Following news today that the residents of Bulga have been left with no choice but to drop their latest court challenge against the approval of the Warkworth coal mine expansion, Lock The Gate Alliance says merits appeal rights for coal mine approvals must urgently be restored.

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Damning pipeline report calls for immediate halt and regroup on shale

Published: May 19, 2016

Lock the Gate Alliance says a damning report revealing the shaky economic underpinning of the controversial shale gas pipeline between the Northern Territory and Queensland means the project must be put on hold until a national interest test for gas projects is in place.

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