Lock the Gate responds to NSW Government move to weaken protection of Sydney’s water in favour of a polluting coal mine: let the Court do its job

Published: October 09, 2017

Lock the Gate Alliance says the New South Wales Government must not go through with plans reported in The Australian this morning to weaken laws that protect Sydney’s drinking water catchment so that Springvale coal mine would not have to comply with them.

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Turnbull Government should fix gas export mess instead of attacking farmers

Published: September 26, 2017

Lock the Gate Alliance says the Turnbull Government’s attacks on state gas regulations are a cowardly attempt to distract on its own inaction at the expense of farmers standing up for their land and water.

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Fix the swelling export gas dash, don’t put our farmland and water at risk

Published: September 25, 2017

Lock the Gate is responding to the updated AEMO Gas Statement of Opportunities today, calling for urgent action from the Federal Government and more transparency from greedy gas companies.

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Moratorium needed as experts find rainfall in Sydney’s catchment is being lost to coal mines

Published: September 13, 2017

A long-awaited technical report into the impacts of the controversial Dendrobium underground coal mine in the Metropolitan Special Area of Sydney’s drinking water catchment has been released, prompting calls for a moratorium on any further mining in the area and stricter controls on existing mines.

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New analysis supports Qld govt adopting Land Court refusal of Acland coal mine expansion

Published: September 08, 2017

A new research report released today by the Queensland Environmental Defenders Office reveals that in the last decade, the Queensland Land Court has never before acted to recommend outright refusal of a mine expansion after a contested hearing as far as the EDO lawyers could locate, and that during this period the Queensland government has consistently followed the court’s recommendations.

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