Narrabri marches against CSG, as Santos faces questions over water impact modelling

Published: November 05, 2018

A large crowd has marched through the streets of Narrabri to protest Santos’ coal seam gasfield, as the company faces tough questions from the state agency responsible for water resources over its groundwater impact modelling.

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Fixing the holes: mine rehabilitation reform can deliver for jobs and the environment

Published: November 04, 2018

A new report released by Lock the Gate today estimates more than 1,200 new jobs could be generated in NSW if the state government was to implement mandatory progressive rehabilitation targets. The Mind the Gap: how fixing mine rehabilitation shortfalls could fuel jobs growth in the Hunter Valley report exposes the major rehabilitation deficit plaguing NSW, which has left gaping holes in prime agricultural land in the Hunter Valley.

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NSW must heed coal decline warning and prepare for structural adjustment for mining communities

Published: November 01, 2018

70% of Muswellbrook and Singleton residents want plan for a post-coal economy 

A new report showing a terminal future for thermal coal demand globally demonstrates a critical need for the NSW government to introduce an economic transformation plan for the Hunter region, according to Lock the Gate.

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Cause for optimism with Colton coal mine kicked to the curb

Published: October 26, 2018

The Fraser Coast community has cautiously welcomed the announcement that the value of the proposed Colton coal mine has been written down by New Hope Coal and the company is now re-considering the future of the project.

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South Australian Parliament passes fracking moratorium

Published: October 26, 2018

The South Australian Upper House has passed the 10 year fracking moratorium in the South East of South Australia into law, effective in 14 days.

The fracking moratorium follows a lengthy and sustained grassroots campaign from communities in the South East.

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