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Lock the Gate to shut down Acland coal dump

February 19, 2012

The Lock the Gate movement will be shutting down the coal loading facility of New Hope Coal's Acland mine tomorrow (Monday 20 February). The Lock the Gate Alliance is planning to march on the Acland mine coal dump situated at the edge of the...

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Newman flags free rein to the mining industry

February 18, 2012

Cambell Newman's criticisms of the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) have sent a shiver down the spine of every Queensland landowner who would like this department to keep closer control of the mining industry. Mr Newman is quoted as saying he believes...

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Pilliga Forest contaminated by coal seam gas

February 09, 2012

Lock The Gate Alliance has recently received news of independent soil and water sample results from contaminated zones in the Pilliga forest near Santos' coal seam gas operation. Drew Hutton, President of Lock The Gate said, "The testing, commissioned by environment groups and tested...

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Federal Government confirms spying on Lock the Gate protesters

February 07, 2012

In reply to a question by Greens Senator Chrisitne Milne in Federal Parliament today, Joe Ludwig, the Minister representing the Attorney-General, confirmed that the Federal Police were monitoring groups and individuals protesting against coal seam gas. Senator Milne's question was in response to a...

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