Landholders welcome WA fracking inquiry but say it’s not enough

Published: September 06, 2017

Landholders across the state have welcomed today’s long-awaited announcement of an inquiry into the fracking industry in Western Australia but say it doesn't go far enough.

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Lock the Gate welcomes NSW ALP call to cancel Shenhua’s Watermark coal mine

Published: August 30, 2017

Lock the Gate Alliance has welcomed NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley’s call for the Shenhua Watermark coal mine on the Liverpool Plains to be cancelled and the area protected from mining and called on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to make safeguarding farmland and aquifers bi-partisan policy in New South Wales.

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Wollongong Coal AGM: community demands ‘fit and proper’ ruling ahead of new proposal to mine drinking water catchment

Published: August 30, 2017

Illawarra Residents for Responsible Mining are rallying today in protest outside Wollongong Coal’s AGM, symbolically placing Wollongong Coal in the stocks (or pillory).

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Agricultural experts’ open letter urges Premier to halt Shenhua coal mine

Published: August 28, 2017

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is being urged to halt Shenhua’s Watermark coal mine and protect the Liverpool Plains from mining, following an open letter from former agronomists and soil scientists, including several who worked for the Government.

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FAIL: QLD Gov changes to Minerals Act won’t protect landholders from gas mining impacts

Published: August 24, 2017

The Government’s proposed amendments to the Minerals and Energy Act will not protect landholders from the environmental impacts of gas mining because they do not mandate that gas companies hold insurance designed to protect farmers and their businesses, according to Lock the Gate.

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