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Hunt approves Shenhua coal mine, trashes NSW’s food bowl

July 08, 2015

Today’s Federal approval of Shenhua’s open cut coal mine on the Liverpool Plains is a blow for NSW‘s food bowl, farmers, the natural environment and the region’s water security, says the Lock the Gate Alliance and Liverpool Plains Youth.Felix Nankivell, a son of third...

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Planning reform rights wrong: fight far from over

July 07, 2015

Bulga residents, battling Rio Tinto’s Warkworth mine extension in the Hunter Valley, have welcomed the Baird government’s draft changes to NSW mining planning policy as a step forward in bringing back balance to consideration of the environmental and social impacts of mining projects.

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Sale of AGL's Hunter and Sydney PELs welcome

July 06, 2015

Lock the Gate Alliance has welcomed the reprieve from the threat of coal seam gas for wine-makers in the Hunter and the water catchments of Sydney and the Central Coast with the announcement by AGL that they are selling three Petroleum Exploration Licences back...

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