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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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Lock the Gate Questions Galilee Coal Project SEIS

April 11, 2013

Lock the Gate Alliance has today derided Waratah Coal and Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney for misleading landholders regarding the rail corridor from the Galilee Basin coal mines. "In June 2012, Jeff Seeney promised the people of Central Queensland that he would approve no...

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T4 shelved: welcome news for rural communities

April 10, 2013

Rural community groups along the Hunter coal chain have welcomed today's news that the controversial T4 coal terminal project in Newcastle has been shelved for at least two years, perhaps permanently. "The T4 coal terminal project has been a profound threat to our entire region,"...

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