Local farmers and community groups have welcomed the decision by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES) to reject the Acland Stage 3 coal mine on the Darling Downs.
The decision follows a recommendation by the Land Court last year that an Environmental Authority should not be granted for the mine expansion primarily because of the impacts on groundwater, noise and intergenerational equity.Read more
- Lock the Gate accuses Department of Planning of bogus biodiversity offset “stitch-up” despite extinction risk
- Opaque mine assessment process is failing to address cumulative impact
A public hearing for the latest large new coal mine proposed for the Hunter Valley will take place in Singleton today, despite crucial information not being available about the project’s cumulative impact, leading to accusations the Department of Planning is failing in its duty to the publicRead more
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.Read more
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.Read more