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Lock the Gate cries foul over Rio Tinto water trigger dodge

February 15, 2016

Lock the Gate Alliance is accusing Rio Tinto of trying to dodge full assessment under Commonwealth environment legislation for its Hunter Valley Operations mining complex in the Hunter Valley and has lodged a submission with the Government arguing that fair and comprehensive application of...

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Maules Creek mine clearing fears while plans and conditions fail

February 11, 2016

Conservationists and local landholders around the Maules Creek area are crying foul that Whitehaven coal is planning to resume clearing the Leard State Forest while a long-overdue plan to preserve vanishing biodiversity in Leard State Forest is two years overdue and Government agencies fail to hold the company...

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QRC’s Comments on Underground Coal Gasification ‘Reckless’

February 11, 2016

Lock the Gate Alliance has today condemned the Queensland Resource Council’s support  for Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) in Queensland despite a history of disastrous environmental breaches in the state.   Lock the Gate Spokesperson Drew Hutton said two out of three UCG trials in...

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NT Labor has strong support for a 5 year fracking ban: Darwin poll results

February 11, 2016

New polling conducted across Darwin this week shows fracking is a massive issue for Territorians, with 84% of respondents concerned about impacts on water and pastoral stations. Contrary to negative comments from the Giles Government, the polling provides strong backing for the Labor Party to...

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