Communities call for “fair go” on coal and gas mining

Published: March 04, 2014

Farmers, traditional owners and tourism operators call for “fair go” on coal and gas mining

An unusual alliance of farmers, traditional owners, tourism operators and conservationists from across Australia have come together in Canberra this week to highlight the health, social, cultural and environmental threats posed by coal and unconventional gas mining.

The delegation, brought together by the Lock the Gate Alliance, will meet with more than 30 ministers and members of parliament over the next three days.

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Farmer blocks Santos drill rig in the Pilliga

Published: March 03, 2014

A convoy of trucks carrying a coal seam gas drill rig in the Pilliga forest of North West NSW has been successfully blockaded this morning by a 58-year-old farmer who has attached himself with metal piping to a rig truck.

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Queensland Government must save Acland farmers, crops and jobs

Published: March 03, 2014

A new report released today highlights considerable benefits for Queenslanders if the expansion of the New Acland mine does not proceed. The Oakey Coal Action Alliance (OCAA) commissioned the report, The Acland Sustainable Energy Plan. Written by renewable energy consultant, Trevor Berrill, the report says the region has far more to gain through sustainable farming and energy production than by increasing fossil-fuel mining.

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Lock the Gate slams LNP on restricting community concerns about mining

Published: February 28, 2014

Lock the Gate President, Drew Hutton said the Deputy Premier's comments last night on ABC radio and television about restricting the number of people and community groups that could object to mining applications were "despicable".
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600 Farmers Hear Rancher's Warning, Oppose Narrabri CSG Fast-track

Published: February 27, 2014

More than 600 farmers and residents gathered in Narrabri last night to hear Wyoming Rancher, John Fenton, describe the devastating impacts of unconventional gas mining on his water, his farming business and his family.

This followed a protest action in the Pilliga earlier in the afternoon where several hundred farmers gathered to oppose the fast-track for the Narrabri coal seam gas project announced last week by Deputy Premier, Andrew Stoner.

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