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.
As one of many bushfire refugees in Australia and beyond this year, I was faced with that classic question – what do I take and what can be left behind?
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.
The EPA says Townes Contracting Group has run a quarry on Woodford Island, near Maclean on the NSW North Coast, without a required licence.
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?
Several years in the making, fossil fuel extraction company Santos released their Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Narrabri Gas Project on February 21 with hard and digital copies being made available for the public view. With an initial 60... Read More →
Celebrating the day that Metgasco and a huge cohort of police was sent packing, the folk of Bentley and their supporters gathered at the Bentley Hall on Saturday for songs, dance, speeches of warning and hope.
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.
Greens NSW spokesperson on mining Jeremy Buckingham said Thursday that leaked internal documents from gas company Santos demonstrate the ‘pervasive and corrosive influence’ lobbyists for the gas industry have on NSW government policy. The internal Santos presentation, detailed in The... Read More →
Graeme Cooney, Murwillumbah. Mining is a dirty business in every way. It takes our minerals and resources, owned by every Australian, while 87 per cent of the profits go overseas. It bought down two sitting prime ministers: Gough Whitlam and Kevin Rudd.
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 →
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has presented a draft decision on the world heritage status of the Great Barrier Reef. It recommends adding the reef to the World Heritage In Danger list in 2015. Environment group... Read More →
Last Friday saw an array of talents in a fundraiser for the EDO in Lismore, which has suffered drastic budget cuts from the Liberal/National state and federal governments.
The Lock the Gate Alliance has slammed the Queensland government’s extraordinary admission that it will take people’s land, give away coal and override due process to induce coal companies to build the biggest coal mines in the country in Queensland’s... Read More →
The federal government has approved a massive coal mining project in central Queensland that will be the largest in the country. Environment minister Greg Hunt approved the 37,380 hectare Kevin’s Corner project on Friday. The mine, to be operated by... Read More →
Last weekend more than 200 people attended the 'Wild on Earth' gathering, west of Coffs Harbour, to draw attention to plans to mine copper and gold in the Clarence River headwaters.
Proposed coal mines will drain the equivalent of two-and-a-half Sydney harbours of groundwater in central Queensland, a report says. Released on Monday and commissioned by anti-mining group Lock the Gate Alliance, the report assesses mining proposals and analyses potential groundwater... Read More →
Garry Scott, Coordinator Gasfield Free Myocum/Tyagarah. No surprise the demise of the mining tax or the new government’s policy to step aside and out of the industry’s way.