Whitehaven fined “chicken scratch” for environmental vandalism at NW NSW coal mine

Published: August 13, 2021

Lock the Gate Alliance and north west farmers are pleased Whitehaven has been held to account for crimes committed at its Narrabri Underground coal mine but disappointed at the fine which amounts to little more than “chicken scratch” for the company.

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Report shows path through the storm for coal dependent communities

Published: August 13, 2021

A long-awaited parliamentary report into the sustainability of energy supply and resources in NSW has highlighted the critical need for government action to help coal-dependent communities adjust as the world shifts to a zero-carbon economy.

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Every mine matters: communities fighting coal and gas must be heard in light of IPCC report

Published: August 10, 2021

Federal and state governments must urgently act on the critical warnings contained in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report while coming to the aid of communities across the nation who are bravely fighting coal and gas exploitation.

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QLD Government scrambles to retrospectively validate nearly 1000 mining projects, but does nothing to increase transparency

Published: August 06, 2021

The Queensland Palaszczuk Government is scrambling to retrospectively fix extraordinary administration blunders that mean nearly 1000 mining projects - likely including the controversial New Acland Coal Mine - are technically invalid.

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Whitehaven’s Winchester South coal mine would wreck water, kill koalas, contribute to climate crisis

Published: August 04, 2021

Notorious environmental vandal Whitehaven’s planned Winchester South thermal and metallurgical coal mine would have a devastating impact on water, threatened species like the koala, and the climate, according to the company’s environmental impact statement released today.

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