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Mining industry smear tactics will not divide alliance of farmers and environmentalists

April 16, 2013

Lock the Gate Alliance is warning the mining industry that its smear tactics will not divide and conquer the indomitable alliance between farmers and environmentalists.  "The attitude expressed by the NSW Minerals Council's Stephen Galilee in today's Daily Telegraph is a prime example of what forced...

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Warkworth judgement shows up flaws in coal mine approvals system

April 15, 2013

The Lock the Gate Alliance has welcomed this morning's judgement in the NSW Land & Environment Court, which overturns the approval of Rio Tinto's (Coal & Allied's) proposed Warkworth open cut coal mine expansion near Bulga, in the Hunter Valley. The Warkworth Extension was...

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No-go zones can protect the community from coal and gas impacts

April 11, 2013

Lock the Gate President Drew Hutton has warned the NSW Government that without expanded no-go zones the community opposition to coal and coal seam gas expansion will only grow. Submissions close tomorrow for the NSW Government’s proposed 2km residential exclusion zone for coal seam...

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