ACCC report issues stark warning: Coal and CSG are driving up electricity prices

Published: July 11, 2018

Lock the Gate Alliance says the role of high-cost and damaging coal seam gas in driving up energy prices should sound the death knell of the controversial Narrabri CSG project in North West New South Wales.

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New open-cut mine upwind of Muswellbrook will worsen air quality: critics say health and environmental impacts have been ignored

Published: July 04, 2018

Critics of a proposal to extend the life of the new Mount Pleasant open-cut coal mine Mount Pleasant on the outskirts of Muswellbrook say concerns about the cumulative health and environmental impact of the mine with other large open cuts in the area have been ignored by the Department of Planning and they are calling on the Independent Planning Commission to demonstrate its independence by refusing to approve the extension.

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Mining industry gets more protection than Sydney’s drinking water catchment

Published: July 02, 2018

Lock the Gate Alliance says an Audit Office investigation into the regulation of pollution in drinking water catchments exposes the appalling consequences of the NSW Government decision last year to change the law to allow pollution by coal mines to continue.

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Kimberley: elevated levels of chemical and radioactive waste in its fracking ponds

Published: June 25, 2018

Buru Energy has admitted that testing of flowback fluids from its 2015 fracking operations in the Kimberley showed elevated levels of the chemical contaminants Boron and Barium and the radionuclide Radium-228.

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Lock the Gate urges reinstatement of legal check and balance in wake of Wollar court loss

Published: June 20, 2018

The devastating loss yesterday of Wollar Progress Association’s judicial review challenge to the approval of the Wilpinjong coal mine expansion has prompted Lock the Gate Alliance to call on the New South Wales Government to restore full legal appeal rights to communities affected by large scale coal mines.

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