Dept. recommends green light to Watermark coal mine but fails to address water impacts

Published: May 19, 2014

Farmers on the Liverpool Plains have expressed alarm at a NSW Department of Environment and Planning recommendation to give the huge open-cut Watermark coal mine, near Gunnedah, the green light.

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Community concern reflected in “Beats for Baselines” concert with $8,500 raised

Published: May 18, 2014

May 18, 2014

Saturday night’s ‘Beats for Baselines’ was a huge success reflecting the amount of community concern about inappropriate mining in the Wide Bay Burnett region.

Coalfree Wide Bay Burnett spokesperson, Vicki Perrin said the event at the Avondale Tavern raised $8,500 towards baseline testing of water and air quality.

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Large numbers at Alice Springs meeting as fracking licences approach Uluru

Published: May 16, 2014

More than 100 people attended a meeting in Alice Springs last night called to discuss concerns over unconventional gas exploration permits that come as close as 75km from Uluru.

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Lock the Gate welcomes drilling reprieve for Northern Rivers

Published: May 15, 2014

The Lock the Gate Alliance has welcomed the announcement this morning that a controversial unconventional gas drilling approval in the Northern Rivers region has been suspended, and the company, Metgasco, referred to the ICAC.

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Three new community action groups formed to take on coal mining in Bremer Valley

Published: May 13, 2014

Concerned residents of the Bremer Valley are rallying to stop huge coal mining projects that threaten their homes and communities. On Monday night at Rosewood three more community groups were formed to fight the Ebenezer and Bremer View coal projects stretching from Ebenezer to Mount Walker and beyond. 

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