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Stories about "land clearing laws":
As glaciers, ice sheets and the poles continue to melt due to the human impacts on the environment it is bordering on criminal for the Australian and NSW governments to be supporting the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere, let alone clearing and burning trees for biomass energy production.
Federal minister for the environment has now conceded that the decision to apply the least rigorous environmental assessment to the proposed clearing of 2,100 ha of native vegetation in the Great Barrier Reef catchment was unlawful.
The EDO has successfully argued the public has a right to know that the Australian Government decided to accredit the NSW land-clearing offsets policy despite concerns it failed to meet national environmental standards.
Concerns over erosion management, significant damage to important habitat trees and disregard for Aboriginal heritage at Busby's Flat near Casino have been raised in relation to plantation clearing taking place over the weekend.
The Queensland Liberal National Party’s vegetation management policy will ‘guarantee the slaughter of 45 million animals including koalas that are killed by deforestation in the state each year,’ the Wilderness Society says.
WWF-Australia has commissioned a report that finds more than 2.2 million hectares of koala habitat could be cleared under proposed changes to tree clearing...