Farmland CSG leaks show urgent need for intervention

Published: September 11, 2020

Lock the Gate Alliance has renewed its call for an immediate moratorium on new coal seam gas drilling and the granting of exploration licences in Queensland following disturbing revelations about the impact the industry is having on farmland on the state’s Western Downs.

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QLD mine rehab law loophole lets coal company leave big holes on Nogoa floodplain

Published: September 10, 2020

The Palaszczuk Government’s new mine rehabilitation policy has failed its first test after multinational company Idemitsu was able to successfully apply to leave damaging pit voids on the Nogoa River floodplain at its Ensham coal mine near Emerald.

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Dartbrook coal mine extension application uses old coal dust data

Published: September 09, 2020

Australian Pacific Coal’s attempt to have its Dartbrook mine extension reconsidered by the Independent Planning Commission uses outdated data to downplay how much the project would contribute to the Hunter’s already unacceptable coal dust levels.

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EPA’s Waitsia approval puts water at risk in the Mid West

Published: September 08, 2020

The approval of the Waitsia Gas Project Stage 2 in Western Australia’s Mid West region could put underground water sources and communities at risk, according to Lock the Gate Alliance.

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Gunner Government gives taxpayer cash to controversial company to fast track fracked gas pipeline

Published: September 08, 2020

Protect Country Alliance has condemned the NT Gunner Government for giving a company with a terrible track record $327,140 to undertake a feasibility study and engage with landholders over a fracked gas pipeline from Tennant Creek to Middle Arm.

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