Palmer’s Styx Basin coal plan threatens to unleash hell on Reef: Federal scientific report

Published: January 22, 2021

The federal scientific committee that advises the government on water impacts of mining has slammed a proposal by a company owned by Clive Palmer to build a greenfield coal mine just 10km from the edge of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA).

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NSW Government urged not to delay showing Shenhua the door if company abandons its terrible mining proposal

Published: January 21, 2021

Lock the Gate Alliance has welcomed news the destructive Shenhua Watermark coal mine is looking increasingly uncertain, but has warned the NSW Government not to stuff up negotiations with the company and give it any more special deals like it did four years ago.

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Arrow lodges shocking amendment to drill hundreds of gas wells at site of Linc environmental disaster

Published: January 18, 2021

Farmers are outraged over an amendment by Arrow Energy which, if approved, would allow the multinational company to drill hundreds of additional gas wells through land and groundwater potentially contaminated by the Linc Energy underground coal gasification disaster.

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Farmers urge government to act after Carbon Minerals targets Liverpool Plains for new CSG drilling in zombie licenses

Published: January 18, 2021

Gas company and Santos joint venture partner Carbon Minerals is progressing plans to raise its zombie petroleum licenses from the dead on the Liverpool Plains, a national food bowl, despite calls by State Government MPs for expired tenements to be permanently slain.

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Company allowed to obtain majority ownership of zombie PEL without full government scrutiny

Published: January 15, 2021

Documents obtained recently under Government Information Public Access (GIPA) laws reveal the NSW Government was unable to complete a full and transparent investigation into whether it was appropriate for a private multinational company to purchase majority ownership of an expired petroleum license in the Upper Hunter, but the sale went ahead anyway.

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