The Lock the Gate Alliance welcomes the Chief Scientist's observations and recommendations regarding the risks and impacts of mining activities on groundwater in New South Wales. The Alliance supports the creation of a new, independent and statutory NSW Water Resources Impacts Commission, as recommended by the report.Read more
Mines Minister Andrew Cripps doesn’t seem to understand the implications of changes to the mining act that he is proposing, says Coal Free Wide Bay Burnett (CFWBB).
CFWBB spokesperson, Vicki Perrin has expressed grave concerns about Minister Cripps’s statements about the changes.Read more
Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane has got it wrong if he thinks farmers can simply be bought off with bigger financial incentives to allow drilling for coal seam gas on their land, the Lock the Gate Alliance said today.
National coordinator for Lock the Gate Phil Laird said throwing bundles of cash at individual landholders would only intensify conflict over coal seam gas drilling in rural communities nationwide.Read more
Call for review of hand-outs to mining companies after report finds $17.6 billion paid out in six yearsPublished: June 24, 2014
The Lock the Gate Alliance has called for greater public scrutiny of hand outs to mining companies following a new report that finds state and territory governments gave $17.6 billion in subsidies to mining interests in the past six years.Read more