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The application for a mining exploration licence that covers a large swath of the Tweed Shire continues to raise concerns for Tweed Shire Councillors and residents.
An extraordinary meeting of Tweed Shire Council took place yesterday to decide if they supported or objected to the application for a licence to explore for gold, silver, and copper in the Tweed Shire.
Former Tweed Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Katie Milne, is seeking support from other councillors to object ‘in the strongest terms to the Exploration (Minerals) Licence Application ELA 6115 in the Tweed Shire’ at this afternoons extraordinary meeting.
Back in 2013 the state government led by Barry O’Farrell commissioned the chief scientist, professor Mary O’Kane, to conduct a comprehensive review of CSG-related activities, focusing on the human health and environmental impacts of unconventional gas.
If you had to walk a kilometre to pump your water from a well, do you think you would be careful how many drops you used?
There is a revolving door between mining and government, writes NSW Greens MP and mining spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham. The length of the list will make you weep.
In an eventful day for Byron Shire Council, pot-stirrer Fast Buck$ was ejected from the council chambers yesterday and later Cr Simon Richardson announced that he will be stepping down as mayor from the end of next week.