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Abbott Government Dumps on Farmers

December 10, 2013

Coal port and gas plant approvals add insult to injury for landholders The Lock the Gate Alliance today slammed the Federal Government approval of an additional coal terminal, and capital dredging program at Abbot Point coal terminal and an additional LNG plant and pipeline...

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Lock the Gate Film Screenings raise concerns over Fracking in the NT

December 10, 2013

The Lock the Gate Alliance, partnering with the Environment Centre NT, has recently conducted community meetings and screenings of its latest movie “Fractured Country” in the Top End following invitations from concerned Territorians. Fractured Country provides a powerful summary of impacts to communities forced...

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Carmichael Coal Mine: Unacceptable Impacts on Major Rivers and Groundwater

December 08, 2013

Former senior government water planner and co-author of the recent report 'Draining the Lifeblood: Groundwater impacts of coal mining in the Galilee Basin', Tom Crothers, says the recent Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement released for the Carmichael coal mine, in the Galilee Basin, confirms that...

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Alliance Calls for Inquiry as Mines Minister Bites the Dust

December 04, 2013

The Lock the Gate Alliance has called for a broad-ranging inquiry into the management of coal and coal seam gas mining in NSW, after Mineral Resources Minister Chris Hartcher resigned from Cabinet today following reports of an ICAC raid on his office. The action...

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More protests at Pilliga gasfield battle

November 30, 2013

Sixty farmers and community members from across NSW and QLD have travelled to the Santos gas drilling operations in the Pilliga forest southwest of Narrabri to support two grandmothers that have taken part in the protest to protect groundwater. 

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