Lock the Gate questions legality of billions of litres of rainfall captured by NSW coal mines

Published: September 10, 2018

Revelations on ABC News last night that the Maules Creek coal mine in the state’s North West captured over a billion litres of rainfall it was not licenced to take and use has raised questions about the legality of water capture by the Hunter Valley mining industry.

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Calls for Minister to intervene as mining industry guzzles water unlicenced

Published: September 10, 2018

The NSW Natural Resources Access Regulator has commenced an investigation into the capture of surface water by mining companies, as farmers in north-west NSW claim that Maules Creek coal mine has captured millions of litres of water without obtaining water licences.

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Polling reveals Upper Hunter voters support diversification away from reliance on coal

Published: September 06, 2018

A survey of Upper Hunter residents by Hunter Research Foundation Centre has found more than half (55%) of people in the Upper Hunter agree that the Hunter region economy should diversify away from reliance on coal mining. Only 23% disagreed.

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Sigh of relief for Limestone Coast locals after 10 year fracking ban passes into law

Published: September 05, 2018

The Limestone Coast Protection Alliance has thanked the Member for Mt Gambier Troy Bell and the South Australian Government for voting today in support of turning the promised ten year moratorium on fracking in the Limestone Coast into law.

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Singleton doctors raise concerns about coal mine air pollution and call on Ministers to visit and clear the air

Published: September 05, 2018

Over 100 people from the Hunter region, including 30 doctors, have signed a joint letter to the Ministers for Health and Environment asking them to visit and take action to improve air quality in the region.

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