New United Wambo coal mine will worsen already unacceptable air quality

Published: February 07, 2019

The Hunter Valley’s already unacceptable air quality will reach disastrous levels should the new United Wambo coal mine be approved, according to Lock the Gate Alliance.

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Hunter can avoid economic decline if it takes early action, diversifies: report

Published: February 06, 2019

A new report dramatically predicts that early action to diversify the economy and invest in regional development could ensure the Hunter Valley avoids the worst economic impacts of a decline in coal mining as the world moves towards a renewable energy future.

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Minerals Council’s premature attack on Lock the Gate falls flat

Published: February 04, 2019

A premature attack from the NSW Minerals Council has fallen flat, with community group Lock the Gate free to continue running a television advertisement in the Hunter region urging for farmland to be protected from coal mining.

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Big miners dig deep for political parties, donations registrar shows

Published: February 01, 2019

The latest Australian Electoral Commission donations report, released today, has once again exposed the cosy relationship between resource companies and political parties, according to Lock the Gate.

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Lock the Gate says Upper Hunter coal mine recommendation shows the urgent need for farmland exclusions

Published: January 31, 2019

A mine modification recommended for approval by the NSW Department of Planning today is the thin end of the wedge for mining to creep into the productive Upper Hunter Shire and the region’s strategic agricultural land, which has no protection from coal mining.  

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