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Bligh government keeps on spinning about protecting farming land from mining

August 30, 2011

Today's announcement by Mines Minister, Stirling Hinchliffe, that his department would provide free legal aid to central Queensland farmers faced by mining companies wanting to take over their land is just one more example of this government's one-sided approach to dealing with the destructive...

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BTEX chemicals found in coal seam gas monitoring bores

August 28, 2011

The announcement that carcinogenic chemicals have been found in five monitoring bores at Arrow Energy's Tipton West and Daandine gas fields near Dalby is another example of alarm bells going off about the coal seam gas industry. Significant levels of benzene, toluene and xylene...

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The gate gets locked on premier’s mining conference

August 16, 2011

The Lock the Gate Alliance will be organising a rally outside Sydney's Sofitel Hotel this Thursday to coincide with NSW Mineral Exploration & Investment 2011 Conference organised by NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell. The conference will be showcasing the state's controversial, new coal seam gas industry...

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Lock the gate extends campaign to native forests

August 16, 2011

With the campaign to stop heavy-impact mining and gas extraction on good agricultural land and underground water well under way the Lock the Gate Alliance has decided to extend its campaign to include important natural areas not currently protected from mining. Lock the Gate...

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