Carmichael Coal Mine: Unacceptable Impacts on Major Rivers and Groundwater

Published: December 08, 2013

Former senior government water planner and co-author of the recent report 'Draining the Lifeblood: Groundwater impacts of coal mining in the Galilee Basin', Tom Crothers, says the recent Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement released for the Carmichael coal mine, in the Galilee Basin, confirms that the mine will have unacceptable, long-term impacts on the Region’s water resources.

The supplementary Environmental Impact Statement for the Carmichael Mine and Rail Project, proposed by Adani in Central Queensland is on public exhibition until 20 December.  

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Alliance Calls for Inquiry as Mines Minister Bites the Dust

Published: December 04, 2013

The Lock the Gate Alliance has called for a broad-ranging inquiry into the management of coal and coal seam gas mining in NSW, after Mineral Resources Minister Chris Hartcher resigned from Cabinet today following reports of an ICAC raid on his office.

The action by ICAC is understood to relate to alleged illegal donations which forced the suspension of Mr Hartcher's former staffer, Ray Carter.

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More protests at Pilliga gasfield battle

Published: November 30, 2013

Sixty farmers and community members from across NSW and QLD have travelled to the Santos gas drilling operations in the Pilliga forest southwest of Narrabri to support two grandmothers that have taken part in the protest to protect groundwater. 

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Coal mine boss appointed to land and environment agency

Published: November 28, 2013

Maules Creek residents have expressed dismay at news that Whitehaven Board Member Tony Haggarty has been appointed as a Director of the North West Local Land Services (LLS) Board, handing him a key role in decisions on natural resource management and land-use conflict in the region.

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Legendary whistleblower to launch book on mining and the Qld environment

Published: November 27, 2013

Legendary whistleblower, Jim Leggate, will launch the new book on mining and the Queensland environment written by environmental campaigner, Drew Hutton, tomorrow (Thursday 28th).

The book is called Mining the Queensland Way and the launch will take place at Souths Leagues Club, Jane Street, West End beginning at 7 p.m.

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