New mapping reveals severe mining threat: Hunter Wine Tourism at risk from coal

Published: March 21, 2019

New mapping and analysis released by the Hunter Wine Tourism Association and Lock the Gate Alliance today reveals almost 30% of the Hunter Valley’s wine tourism industry critical industry cluster lands are covered by coal exploration licences.

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Canavan’s pre-judgement on Adani raises legal questions

Published: March 21, 2019

Statements by Government Minister Matt Canavan in the media today indicate the Federal Government has already decided to approve Adani’s groundwater management plan, raising serious legal questions about pre-judgement and biased decision making.

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Fine won’t break the bank for serial offender Whitehaven Coal: Alliance calls for greater consequences

Published: March 20, 2019

Lock the Gate Alliance says Whitehaven Coal’s repeated failure to comply with NSW law should be taken into account by the Independent Planning Commission in its consideration of the company’s proposed Vickery coal mine following the company’s conviction in the Land and Environment Court on Monday.

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Fast tracking fracking shows NT Government lacks tact

Published: March 20, 2019

Northern Territory communities will suffer should the NT Government be allowed to get away with its attempts to fast track fracking in the Beetaloo Basin, according to Protect Country Alliance.

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Lock the Gate Alliance condemns dangerous Dartbrook plans

Published: March 18, 2019

The reopening of a notorious coal mine in the Upper Hunter Valley will put the wellbeing of local communities at risk and is an unacceptable incursion into productive farmland, according to Lock the Gate Alliance.

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