The fight is on to stop huge coal mining projects going ahead in a residential corridor in the Bremer Valley.
The State Government has approved two leases totalling around 9500 hectares for open cut coal mining that will gouge through the Bremer Valley, near Ipswich.Read more
The Lock the Gate Alliance’s national president, Drew Hutton said the Queensland Government’s approval of the Carmichael mine today was “rushed and risky”.
“This mine is going to lead to a permanent reduction in groundwater and a permanent change in water quality,” Mr Hutton said.Read more
More than 30 scientists with expertise in biodiversity conservation have expressed their grave concerns over allegations about the use of inappropriate offsets to gain approval for the Maules Creek Mine.
In an open letter to Environment Minister Greg Hunt, released today, the scientists warn that the principles of scientifically sound and robust offsetting may have been violated in the approval process for the mine.
The Lock the Gate Alliance says a Royal Commission is needed to investigate the ‘whiff of corruption’ pervading the State Government’s links with the mining industry.Read more