Alarm at lack of insurance cover by CSG industry

Published: June 02, 2014

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.

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Council gives Moura Coal facility green light after Coordinator General threatens to use “step in” powers

Published: 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.

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New data shows coal mining pollution has doubled in a decade

Published: May 28, 2014

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.

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Morningside residents vote unanimously to go coal dust free

Published: May 24, 2014

Morningside residents today voted unanimously to demand coal wagons and coal stockpiles be covered so their suburb can be coal dust free.

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Jondaryan monitoring confirms health fears from coal

Published: May 23, 2014

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.

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