Origin faces AGM frack down on their unconventional gas plans for NT

Published: October 18, 2017

Aboriginal Traditional Owners from the Northern Territory and Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network protested at today’s Origin Annual General Meeting in Sydney, making a stand against the company’s plans to frack the NT.

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Fracking consultation contract must be re-tendered amid reports of widespread bias and unethical conduct

Published: October 16, 2017

Admissions by the NT Fracking Inquiry Panel that consultants conducting its commissioned social impact assessment were pushing biased opinions onto Aboriginal communities have sparked calls for the process to be scrapped and re-tendered to restore trust and integrity to the process.

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Spike in particulate air pollution prompts calls for action

Published: October 11, 2017

Lock the Gate is calling for the EPA and the Department of Planning to act on long overdue recommendations to properly address and prevent cumulative impacts of open cut coal mining on air quality.

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Lock the Gate’s message to Energy Summit - boost clean energy and cut gas exports to power Australia without compromising agriculture

Published: October 10, 2017

Lock the Gate Alliance says the National Energy Summit should focus on ending the gas export dash and on growing renewable energy in order to fix energy policy while protecting land and water from fracking.

“We can ensure we are looking after both Australia's energy needs and our agricultural needs by getting gas exports under control and by allowing renewable energy to flourish,” Lock the Gate spokesperson Phil Laird said.

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Lock the Gate responds to NSW Government move to weaken protection of Sydney’s water in favour of a polluting coal mine: let the Court do its job

Published: October 09, 2017

Lock the Gate Alliance says the New South Wales Government must not go through with plans reported in The Australian this morning to weaken laws that protect Sydney’s drinking water catchment so that Springvale coal mine would not have to comply with them.

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