FOI reveals Shenhua seeking to suspend government’s power to cancel mining licence Lock the Gate renews calls for Liverpool Plains coal licence to be cancelled

Published: April 02, 2018

A document released to Lock the Gate Alliance as part of a protracted freedom of information struggle with the NSW Government has revealed that coal mining company Shenhua applied to suspend a key condition which allows the government to cancel Shenhua’s mining licence.

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Back regional Territorians at risk and and ban fracking

Published: March 28, 2018

Following the release of the Final Report of the NT Fracking Inquiry, Lock the Gate is calling on the NT Government to extend the moratorium on exploration fracking until at least such a time as all risks assessments and other studies have been completed and can be considered, or to take the next step and ban fracking permanently.

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World Water Day: Launch of Queensland Regional Water & Adani Roadshow

Published: March 22, 2018

Lock the Gate Alliance and Farmers for Climate Action are marking World Water Day by launching a regional “Our Water, Our Lifeblood” speaking tour with farmers and water experts, highlighting the impacts of the Adani coal mine on Central Queensland’s water resources.

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Relief for Farmers, Community As Department Rejects Acland Coal Mine

Published: February 14, 2018

Local farmers and community groups have welcomed the decision by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES) to reject the Acland Stage 3 coal mine on the Darling Downs.

The decision follows a recommendation by the Land Court last year that an Environmental Authority should not be granted for the mine expansion primarily because of the impacts on groundwater, noise and intergenerational equity. 

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Public hearing for United Wambo super mine goes ahead despite crucial lack of information

Published: February 08, 2018

  • Lock the Gate accuses Department of Planning of bogus biodiversity offset “stitch-up” despite extinction risk
  • Opaque mine assessment process is failing to address cumulative impact

A public hearing for the latest large new coal mine proposed for the Hunter Valley will take place in Singleton today, despite crucial information not being available about the project’s cumulative impact, leading to accusations the Department of Planning is failing in its duty to the public

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