State government department recommends that a new thermal coal mine should proceed on the very same day that the IPCC warned the world needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.
In an Australian first, the NSW Land and Environment court will hear arguments about the consideration of the ecologically sustainable development principle of ‘intergenerational equity’ in the context of climate change.
Hundreds of people from Grafton to the Queensland border flanked the Pacific Highway on Saturday (July 8) for the annual Water is Life protest action.
Remember that scene in James Bond movies? 007 is in a small room filling up with water. His time is running out. The water keeps rising. The tension is unbearable. Bond is running out of options. That’s what I think... Read More →
Brett Sanders, Coonabarabran (protest participant). On Tuesday morning this week, 15 locals targeted Santos contractor WildDesert and its workover rig in the Pilliga forest.
It seems that one dollar, a greenback, or even just one euro can go an awfully long way in the coal industry these days, writes Giles Parkinson.
Communities on the north coast and across the state no longer trust mining companies or the government to put agriculture and the environment ahead of their short-term commercial and political interests.
It is ironic that on the eve of Australia Day, thousands of Aussies will be rallying to save one of the country’s greatest landmarks and one of the world’s ecological wonders: the Great Barrier Reef.
Lock the Gate NSW has slammed the lay off of 150 people from BHP's Mount Arthur mine as proof the mining industry is in decline.
Following yesterday’s announcement from state Labor that it would end all CSG mining in the northern rivers if elected, the Greens have ratcheted up the debate by calling on political donations from mining and gas companies to be banned.
Non-violent protest against coal is not going away, and the miners cannot win, no matter how much money they spend pushing doubt and reaction or how many newspapers are on their side.
Sometimes governments make really bad decisions. I’m talking about monstrously stupid decisions that will be incredibly hard to rectify, yet if left unrectified will be a huge burden for decades, writes Noel Barton.
The 2012-13 National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) report published this week confirms community concerns about increasing pollution from coal mining. The latest NPI figures show emissions of toxic pollutants, including PM10 (fine particles), lead, arsenic and fluoride, have increased by between... Read More →
Peter Martin, Southern Highlands Coal Action Group. Landholders in the NSW Southern Highlands this week released detailed data that they claim shows that Korean steel giant POSCO’s wholly owned Hume Coal has been drilling exploration holes outside its existing environmental approvals in Sutton Forest.