The Frack Free NT Alliance welcomed the improved Terms of Reference for the Territory Fracking Inquiry announced today, saying they demonstrated that the NT Government is prepared to listen to the community, but raised concerns about the expert panel composition.Read more
Lock the Gate Alliance has welcomed calls by the NSW Leader of the Opposition at the Country Labor conference in Dubbo today for minimum distances to be established between the Hunter Valley’s critical wine and thoroughbred lands and encroaching coal mines.Read more
The Limestone Coast Protection Alliance and Lock the Gate have congratulated the South Australian Liberals on their commitment to ban all unconventional gas activities in the Limestone Coast for 10 years, and urged the SA Labor Government to match it.Read more
Supporters of the Upper Hunter community of Wollar will rally in Sydney and Mudgee today against a coal mine expansion that threatens to wipe out the village.
The proposal to extend the Wilpinjong coal mine is being reviewed by the NSW Planning Assessment Commission, which will hold a “public hearing” about the project in Mudgee today. Wollar residents and their supporters will boycott the public hearing and hold protest rallies instead, saying the process is stacked against them and it takes away the community’s legal rights.
“This PAC meeting is designed to achieve just one thing: the removal of our legal right to challenge this coal mine,” explained Bev Smiles, resident of Wollar. “It is a meaningless fake consultation that we fear will rubber stamp the mine expansion that would kill off the village of Wollar forever."
Information released to the Lock the Gate Alliance reveals a gaping flaw in Queensland's environmental legislation that is allowing mining companies in the state to avoid having to do the progressive rehabilitation of their sites, as required by law.Read more