At the last two elections, the Queensland Government promised to protect the mighty floodplains of the Channel Country in the Lake Eyre Basin.
But they haven’t delivered, and now we’ve discovered they’ve secretively granted special 15-year permits for gas exploration - across more than 348,000 hectares of floodplains.
Tell the Premier not to frack with our rivers and floodplains.1,103 signatures
I support our outback farmers and communities and ask that you do the same.
Please support the clean green beef industry and thriving tourism sector in the Channel Country.
And protect the rivers and floodplains from fracking, and associated roads and pipelines, for good.
Origin Energy are lining up to frack the Northern Territory this year, and in the firing line are some magical places, including recharge zones of Mataranka Hot Springs.
Traditional Owners have told us that Origin Energy has ignored their concerns about fracking and not properly laid out the risks involved.Fracking the NT would be a disaster for the landscape, communities and waterways. Plus it would unleash massive emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas, and fuel global warming.
We need to build a powerful movement of people willing to spread the word and take on Origin at every level, from their head offices to their board rooms.6,258 signatures
I will stand up and be a part of the massive people-powered movement to stop Origin Energy’s plans to frack the Territory.
Sign the pledge here and help stop Origin.
Clare Grant donated 2017-09-12 10:18:31 +1000$34,658.00 raisedGOAL: $35,000.00
This is an edited excerpt from the ABC story. Click here for the full segment.
The recent ABC 7.30 program highlighted the ongoing campaign to shut down the work of community groups like Lock the Gate.
This is the latest attack in government and industry's long running campaign to reduce the effectiveness of groups working to protect our land, water and communities from destructive mining.
They’re trying to strip our tax deductible status, silence our voices during elections and increase our red-tape.
We’re determined to keep on doing our work supporting landholders and communities but we need your support to carry on.
Please help us stand up to the bullies and continue our vital work!
Your donation allows us to:
Speak out in the media and confront the pro-coal and pro-gas agenda.
Undertake research and let the public know when these mining companies illegally breach their own pollution licences, contaminate rivers and pollute the air.
Assist farmers, community members and Traditional Owners on the front line of destructive coal and gas projects to stand up for their rights.
Clare Grant donated 2016-09-14 19:22:55 +1000
Protect Australia's land and water from reckless coal and gas mining!
Your financial contribution will go directly to the front line of communities working hard to protect this amazing country.
We are not third party campaigners.
Make Coal Giants Pay for Mine Clean-Up
Our new report – Abandoned Mines in Queensland: Toxic Time-bomb or Employment Opportunity? – calls for big mining companies to cover the cost of rehabilitating the State’s abandoned mines and estimates that this would generate 6000 jobs in regional Queensland!
There are too many large abandoned mines, and the full cost of cleaning them up is too large and should not fall on taxpayers. If mines are levied to pay for the clean up, they can also create jobs in the process.
Why should we miss out on hundreds of schools and hospitals because we’re footing the bill for the mess left behind by irresponsible mining companies?
- Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Report (pdf)
- ACF Mine Rehab Stories
- Abandoned Mines in Queensland Report
- NSW Coal Pit Legacy
- Mine Rehab Closure Cost Report
- Rhetoric Vs Reality. Rehab performance snapshot
We call on the NSW and Queensland Premiers to strengthen weak mining laws and force companies to honour their obligations to rehabilitate their mines. The following needs to be done:
- Increase the required deposit to cover rehabilitation costs
- Require all future mines to backfill their mining pits and protect water resources
- Establish an independent authority to monitor and enforce mine rehabilitation
- Penalise companies who breach rehabilitation requirements.
Together we can ensure that the mining industry is held to account and that our land and water resources are protected against abandoned mines.
Clare Grant wants to volunteer 2016-11-23 16:13:46 +1100
At Lock the Gate, we depend on the help of our passionate and dedicated volunteers.
Lock the Gate volunteers enjoy the fulfillment that comes from making a vital difference to the communities they live in. It is also a great way to gain experience, develop new skills, meet new people and get involved in the movement to protect our land and water from invasive coal and gas mining.
Please fill in the details below and we will be in touch soon to chat about how you would like to be involved.