Renewable Energy is essential now

Because coal seam gas wells leak methane gas. They also pollute the aquifers with fracking chemicals and destroy the agricultural land, with roads.


  • signed Renewables-led Recovery 2020-08-25 11:10:55 +1000

    Tell the federal government that we want a renewables-led recovery

    We know that we need renewables NOT gas for a sustainable, healthy future for our communities, our environment AND our economy. 

    We can't let our government keep propping up this destructive industry. It’s time we invested our money wisely on safe and sustainable industries, and towards a clean energy future.

    Tell the federal government that we want a renewables-led recovery!


     

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  • signed Stop the Narrabri gas project 2020-07-05 07:43:24 +1000

    Help Stop Santos’ Coal Seam Gas Project in Narrabri

    1,023 signatures

    PETITION to the Deputy Premier, Independent Planning Commission and Planning Minister Rob Stokes:

    We oppose Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project across the Pilliga forest and farmland near Narrabri due to:

    • The risk and damage it would bring to the groundwater of the Great Artesian Basin
    • The hundreds of thousands of tonnes of salty waste it would produce, with no disposal solution
    • The spread of gasfields across the North West region’s farmland that would follow
    • The fact it would do zero to address high gas prices, in fact it could lock in higher prices.
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  • donated via 2019-05-29 12:46:20 +1000

    Bylong Valley Trip Tickets

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  • @DavisFelicity tweeted link to Stop Origin Fracking the NT. 2019-05-14 15:17:33 +1000
    Sign the Pledge: Support the Traditional Owners who are protecting precious water from Origin Energy’s dirty and destructive fracking plans. https://www.lockthegate.org.au/stop_origin_nt?recruiter_id=99102

    Stop Origin Fracking the NT

    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.

    6,277 signatures

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    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.

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  • donated via 2017-09-12 11:03:10 +1000

    Stand with us against the coal bullies

    $34,983.00 raised
    GOAL: $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:

    1. Speak out in the media and confront the pro-coal and pro-gas agenda.

    2. Undertake research and let the public know when these mining companies illegally breach their own pollution licences, contaminate rivers and pollute the air.

    3. Assist farmers, community members and Traditional Owners on the front line of destructive coal and gas projects to stand up for their rights.

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  • posted about Time To Choose on Facebook 2017-06-22 06:46:49 +1000
    I just signed up to visit my local MP on behalf of Lock the Gate Alliance. Will you join me?

    #Time2Choose: Visit Your Local MP

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    In NSW right now, we're at a crucial cross-roads.  It's a stark choice - will we choose more damaging coal and gas mining, or will we choose clean food, clean air and clean energy?

    We need members of parliament to know that we're demanding better choices for NSW.

    Are you willing to meet your MP?

    Let us know where you are, and give us your phone number, and we’ll give you a call to talk through the details.

    Here’s the simple choice we’re asking them to make for New South Wales. Will they support our vision to:

    1. Promote health and prosperity through agriculture and reliable clean energy
    2. Protect communities, including Indigenous communities, and give them legal rights to object to mining
    3. Protect important farmland, catchments and water resources from risky coal mining
    4. Stop mining and exploration for unconventional gas (like CSG)

    Will your local member make this choice for NSW’s future?

     

     

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  • signed Mine Rehab Petition 2016-08-06 23:30:01 +1000

    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?

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    9,421 signatures

    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:

    1. Increase the required deposit to cover rehabilitation costs
    2. Require all future mines to backfill their mining pits and protect water resources
    3. Establish an independent authority to monitor and enforce mine rehabilitation
    4. 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.

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  • posted about Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining on Facebook 2016-07-28 03:34:02 +1000
    Sign the petition: Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining

    Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining

    330 signatures

    We the undersigned demand the Premier of NSW Mike Baird and his Roads Minister Duncan Gay refuse to close Bulga's Wallaby Scrub Road to allow Warkworth Mining Limited (Rio Tinto) to destroy our convict built heritage road for open cut coal mining.

    The owner of the road, Singleton Council, has reaffirmed its objection to the closure of Wallaby Scrub Road by voting against the closure at their recent meeting. Council is supporting the Bulga community, and we call on the Baird Government to do the same.

    Baird's State Government has ignored the Land and Environment Court and the Supreme Court and abandoned the people of Bulga and Milbrodale in the Hunter Valley. The Commonwealth Government has worked hand in glove with the NSW Government to allow the destruction of world unique woodlands and aboriginal culture and history.

    Wallaby Scrub Road is a heritage road built by the convicts and must be preserved as part of our European heritage. We must not allow a profit driven international mining company to destroy our heritage against wishes of the community and to mine a product which is destroying our planet.

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  • posted about Join on Facebook 2016-04-03 08:54:58 +1000
    Check out Lock the Gate Alliance. I just joined the movement

    Join the Movement

    Will you join potato farmers in north west New South Wales, foodies in Brisbane, dairy farmers in Gippsland, Traditional Owners in the Gulf, wheat farmers in WA's breadbowl, cattlemen from the Territory, surfers from Sydney and even coal miners from the Hunter Valley in being part of the extraordinary movement to protect Australia's wide brown beauty, rich farmland, ancient culture and unique wildlife from damage by unconventional gas and coal mining?

    Whoever you are, there's a place for you. Please join us!

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