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Community Calls on Federal Government to Step In to Protect Water

January 30, 2013

Lock the Gate Alliance has today called on Federal Environment Minister, Tony Burke to step in to protect Central Queensland communities and the environment from toxic mine waste water currently being pumped from flooded mines in the Bowen Basin. At leastĀ 20 coal minesĀ have released...

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Nepean River bubbling with gas from underground coal mining

December 19, 2012

The discovery of methane gas bubbling up through the Nepean River as a result of underground coal mining should trigger urgent action by the NSW Government to protect rivers and catchments from mining, according to Lock the Gate Alliance. BHP Billiton subsidiary Illawarra Coal...

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Coal seam gas company must buy out and compensate Tara residents

December 16, 2012

It is becoming ever more urgent for residents of the Tara residential estate to be re-located and compensated for the health effects they are experiencing from the activities of surrounding coal seam gas companies. Evidence collected from the Gasfield Community Support Group at Tara...

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