The Lock the Gate Alliance has expressed grave concern at a finding by the NSW Chief Scientist that the coal seam gas industry is under-insured, or in some cases not insured at all, for a pollution event or other disaster.Read more
Council gives Moura Coal facility green light after Coordinator General threatens to use “step in” powersPublished: May 30, 2014
The Banana Shire Council has approved a massive coal loading facility on the outskirts of Moura after the Queensland Coordinator General threatened to exert “step in” powers and make the decision himself to “fast track” the proposal, stripping the local community of its appeal rights.
Public comment on the project closed on April 30 and the Coordinator General’s deadline for a decision by the council was today, leaving the council with just four weeks to assess widespread community concern about the project.Read more
The nation’s air quality has declined dramatically in the past decade and coal mining has been identified as the biggest source of harmful respiratory particles in our air, a new federal government report finds.Read more
Morningside residents today voted unanimously to demand coal wagons and coal stockpiles be covered so their suburb can be coal dust free.Read more
Residents of Jondaryan now have on-line access to hourly pollution readings, after more than three years lobbying by the community groups Oakey Coal Action Alliance (OCAA) and Clean Air Queensland (CAQ), their members and supporters.Read more