Wollongong Coal shut down warning: Lock the Gate calls for decisive end to water catchment risk

Published: February 06, 2018

Lock the Gate Alliance has welcomed action by the NSW Government, who this week threatened to suspend Wollongong Coal mining operations, and called for action to cancel the mining licences permanently because the company is not fit to operate.

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Gas price report shows we need to cut exports, not ruin more farmland for gas - Lock the Gate

Published: February 05, 2018

A McKell Institute report released today, which finds gas prices are expected to rise leaving households to pay more for electricity, shows we need to stop exporting so much gas to reduce bills and protect farmland, says Lock the Gate Alliance.

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Out of touch spray at odds with community’s valid fracking concerns

Published: February 03, 2018

In response to the opinion piece by  Sky News’ Matt Cunningham in today’s Northern Territory News, Lock the Gate’s Naomi Hogan says:

“Criticising people who are asking the hard questions is not going to improve the fracking industry’s tattered reputation for callous disregard of community concerns.

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Mining company keeps Gloucester in anxious uncertainty with appeal launch

Published: February 02, 2018

Lock the Gate Alliance has condemned mining company Gloucester Resources for launching a court challenge to the Government’s refusal of the Rocky Hill open cut coal mine. Lock the Gate says the Department of Planning deliberately left the door open to the company for appeals that are routinely denied to the community.

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Drinking water must come before coal mining in NSW Government’s catchment policy

Published: February 02, 2018

The NSW Government is compromising Sydney, Newcastle and the Central Coast’s drinking water, says the Lock the Gate Alliance submission to the NSW Government drinking water catchment review, released today.

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