Liverpool Plains coal mine approval damning indictment of NSW

The Lock the Gate Alliance has slammed approval of a large and controversial open cut coal mine on the Liverpool Plains by the NSW Planning and Assessment Commission. 

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Regional council’s opposition to invasive mining sends message to candidates and voters

The Southern Downs Regional Council has become Queensland’s second Council to oppose mining that would adversely impact the area’s tourism, rural lifestyle or agricultural production.

Cr Jamie Mackenzie said the council voted yesterday “to universally oppose coal seam gas, oil and coal mining in its prime tourist, rural lifestyle and productive agricultural areas”.

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Doctor says the Qld Government ignores coal seam gas health problems

A Queensland doctor told media commentator, Alan Jones today the State Government was ignoring csg-related health problems.

Dr Geralyn McCarron, a Queensland GP, said she had become aware of “strange and unexplained symptoms” including blood-noses, headaches, fatigue, nausea and vomiting in people living at coal seam gasfields.

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Lock the Gate welcome inquiry but call for examination of policy solutions for community

Lock the Gate today welcomed the announcement from Energy and Resources Minister Lily D’Ambrosio that the government will maintain a moratorium on unconventional gas extraction while it conducts a year long parliamentary inquiry into the industry.

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Qld Election: Why Alan Jones couldn’t speak to Brian Linforth about huge mine

Brian Linforth could not tell media commentator, Alan Jones on air this morning why he is trying to stop the Colton open-cut mine near Maryborough.

Brian is terminally ill; he was taken to hospital yesterday and was unable to take Mr Jones’s call. He would like to spend his dying days in the quiet enjoyment of his home and family; instead he is campaigning against the giant mining company, New Hope Coal and the Queensland Government.

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