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Stories about "private forestry agreements":

Burning our forests for energy unsustainable say NEFA

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.

EPA ‘refuses to act’ on logging breaches at Limpinwood

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has refused to act on breaches by a landowner at Limpinwood in the Tweed Valley who has cleared large tracts of old-growth forest under a controversial policy, according to anti-logging campaigners.

NSW government must investigate Whian Whian debacle

Caroline Joseph, Belingen. North East Communities demand an independent investigation into the substantive evidence offered by NEFA about multiple breaches by FC NSW at Whian Whian which still remain unanswered by the EPA. Why did the EPA approve the actions of FC NSW and issue inadequate fines with no requirement for restoration, two years later?

Tweed says state-approved forestry deals too muddy

Tweed Shire Council has appealed to the state’s environment minister to ban and review private forestry agreements in the shire, some of which have been blamed for major erosion from large-scale clearing of land on properties around Tyalgum.

Corruption-riddled

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Thank God this corruption-riddled Berejiklian/Barilaro government does not have a majority in the NSW upper house. Environmentalists in NSW have just breathed...

Man jailed over South Golden Beach dog shooting

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Greens MP calls for greater workplace safety in government

Mia Armitage Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has joined calls for improved workplace safety in government after accusations against a Byron Shire resident of...

Angsts, hopes and visions

Jo Faith, Newtown I love The Echo and all of the folk that passionately contribute their angsts, hopes and visions. How do The (struggling) Echo...