The NSW government's approval of the Wallarah 2 Coal Project has been slammed by community groups, who say the decision shows that NSW mine approval laws are inadequate and need to be urgently overhauled.
The controversial project has been fought against by Wyong locals since 1996, and has been defeated twice by the local community. The project is subject to widespread opposition – including from the Member for Wyong, and the Central Coast Council – due to the risks it poses to the drinking water catchment for over 300,000 people.Read more
Study finds increased hospitalisations in Darling Downs, raising red flag over health impacts of coal seam gasPublished: January 16, 2018
Hospitalisations for circulatory and respiratory diseases in Darling Downs communities of QLD have skyrocketed since the expansion of coal seam gas mining in the region, a new report finds.Read more
Lock the Gate today called on the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) to reject the recommendation of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to increase the size of the already massive Hunter Valley Operations South coal mine and final void.Read more
The Australian National President for Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, Benedict Coyne, has come out in support of the Australian arm of the International People’s Tribunal Session on the Human Rights Impacts of Fracking.Read more
Lock the Gate says the Turnbull Government’s $26 million Gas Acceleration Program, announced today, is a taxpayer funded handout to gas companies that have been doing the wrong thing by Australian businesses.Read more