Bylong victory: Jubilation as NSW Independent Planning Commission stops damaging coal mine

Published: September 18, 2019

Landholders and community groups have reacted with joy and relief after the Independent Planning Commission announced it had refused approval to a controversial coal mine in the secluded Bylong Valley, and have congratulated the NSW Government on letting the independent process run its course.

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Risk to drinking water too great for Dendrobium expansion to be approved

Published: September 17, 2019

South32 must not be permitted to put the Greater Sydney region’s water at further risk with its planned Dendrobium mine expansion, according to Lock the Gate Alliance.

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Locals must not be forced to wait until it’s too late for say on Waitsia Gasfield

Published: September 13, 2019

The Western Australian EPA must listen to Dongara region farmers and publicly assess the Waitsia Gasfield proposal before bending over backwards for the owners of the project, which will likely require fracking at a future stage.

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Hope for the Hunter as economic inquiry gets underway

Published: September 13, 2019

An inquiry soon to be underway in NSW could help provide a roadmap for renewal in the Hunter Valley region in the face of global coal demand decline, according to Hunter Renewal.

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Acland coal expansion sent back to drawing board, as farmers call for water licence to be refused

Published: September 10, 2019

Local farmers have called for the Queensland Government to refuse a groundwater licence for the Acland Stage 3 coal expansion, after the Court of Appeal today ruled the Land Court did not have the power to consider groundwater impacts from mining.

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