Lock the Gate reveals NSW’s most-polluting coal mines choking the Hunter Valley’s skies

Published: January 20, 2017

New analysis by Lock the Gate shows that coal mining is responsible for the majority of dangerous air pollution in NSW and roughly half of this is created by just five of the biggest mines.

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Lock the Gate calls on new Premier to stand up for land and water against mining

Published: January 19, 2017

Lock the Gate Alliance says today’s resignation of Premier Mike Baird is an opportunity to reset mining policy in New South Wales to prioritise the protection of our land, water and regional communities.

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New Planning law changes to make NSW mine approvals faster with no new protections for community or environment

Published: January 09, 2017

Lock the Gate Alliance says new draft changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, released by the NSW Government today, may make it easier for coal mines to secure rapid approval in NSW and do not provide a single measure to protect farmland, water resources or the checks and balances needed to protect the public from bad mining decisions.

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Wilpinjong mine PAC Review rejects Peabody’s plan to leave void near Wollar

Published: December 22, 2016

The Planning Assessment Commission review of the proposed Wilpinjong coal mine, out today, does not recommend the expansion of the mine and rejects Peabody’s plan to leave a large void 1.5 km from the village of Wollar.

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Qld Election Promise Broken to Keep Gas Industry Ticking

Published: December 21, 2016

The Palaszczuk government has failed to honour its election commitment to protect the Channel Country's rivers according to the Western Rivers Alliance.

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