Revised AEMO gas forecast highlights energy policy failure

Published: June 15, 2017

Lock the Gate has said more needs to be done to control domestic gas price hikes following Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) latest Energy Supply Outlook released today indicating the domestic gas market is finely balanced.

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Queensland Budget Funds Fracking in Western Rivers; Breaches ALP election promises

Published: June 15, 2017

Lock the Gate Alliance has accused the Queensland Government of blatantly breaching its 2015 election promises after $3.6M was allocated in the budget this week for unconventional gas drilling in Western Rivers regions, which Labor had previously promised to protect.

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Record number of public submissions against Narrabri gasfield must be respected

Published: June 07, 2017

The release today of submissions to the Narrabri coal seam gasfield in North West NSW reveals overwhelming numbers of people opposed to it, prompting calls for the NSW Government to reject the project.

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Interim Heritage Order needed to protect Tarwyn Park from KEPCO coal threat

Published: June 07, 2017

Lock the Gate Alliance is calling for the State Heritage Council to recommend an Interim Heritage Order for Tarwyn Park in the Bylong Valley at its meeting today, due to the threat posed by the KEPCO Bylong coal mine proposal.

A recent independent report commissioned by the NSW Planning Assessment Commission at the request of the State Heritage Council indicates that Tarwyn Park satisfies four state significant heritage criteria which make it eligible for listing on the State Heritage Register.

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New Mining Release Framework: No Protection for Northern Rivers or Sydney’s Drinking Water Catchments

Published: June 06, 2017

Lock the Gate Alliance says the NSW Government’s ‘Strategic release framework’ for coal and gas exploration, announced today, leaves the state’s groundwater and farmland unprotected.

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