A North Coast piggery operator could face a $277,000 bill following a successful prosecution by the NSW Environment Protection Authority.
The state opposition has called for environment minister Gabrielle Upton to be ‘stripped of her duties’ following a damning report on the state of the Environmental Protection Authority by the auditor-general.
Byron Shire Council has received a $100,000 EPA grant for litter prevention, with a special focus on eliminating the scourge of cigarette butts from our beaches.
The Forestry Corporation picked the International Day of Forests to write to North East Forest Alliance auditor Dailan Pugh threatening him with a $2,200 fine if he returns to meet with the Environment Protection Authority or audit Gibberagee State Forest.
A freedom of information request by a north coast environment group has revealed that an ‘independent’ panel of the EPA advising on threatened species is dominated by serving and former NSW Forestry staff.
The Environment Protection Authority has announced the results of its investigation into the contents of an overturned tank at a former Metgasco CSG test well, but the scientist who called the EPA to the site disputes the agency’s results.
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has commenced investigations into a suspected spill of contaminated water from a storage tank at Metgasco’s decommissioned Corella exploration well near Dobies Bight.
AGL announced yesterday that the manager of its upstream gas business, Mike Mozra, will depart the company early, only weeks after it admitted it had delayed reporting the presence of BTEX chemicals in flowback water from its Gloucester CSG drilling wells to the EPA.
State government funding for green bin programs and community recycling centres at Byron, Ballina and Tweed shires have been welcomed by local mayors.