- Rivers SOS is an alliance of over 40 environmental and community groups concerned with the protection of the integrity of river systems and water sources from the impacts of mining and other extractive industries.
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BY MATTHEW KELLY ENVIRONMENT REPORTER THE federal government has approved the controversial expansion of the Duralie open-cut mine.This is despite protests about its potential environmental impact on the Gloucester Valley. The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities approved … Continue reading
Written by Philip Bowring Thursday, 02 December 2010 Resources investment expansion could mean danger down the road Australian hubris appears to have reached a new high. Now that property prices in the US, UK, Ireland, Spain etc, have collapsed, Australia … Continue reading
by Steve Gray | THE Queensland government has admitted police are photographing participants engaged in peaceful protests against companies searching for gas deposits. Last week, protesters outside the Brisbane offices of QGC (Queensland Gas Company) confronted a man taking photographs … Continue reading
Green Left Weekly Sunday, November 28, 2010 By Jess Moore & Kate Ausburn Photo: Groomgreens.org The gas industry is rapidly increasing its scope in the Australian energy market as, state and federal government approve drilling sites across the nation with … Continue reading
BY MICHELLE HARRIS STATE POLITICS Newcastle Herald 1 Dec 2010 Nearly three-quarters of the lucrative coalmining royalties the state government collects come from the Hunter, the NSW Auditor General has reported. The report showed the Hunter contributed $897 million, or … Continue reading
Newcastle Herald BY IAN KIRKWOOD 30 Nov, 2010 04:00 AM The state government has dissolved an Upper Hunter coal-seam gas committee, saying it was time for a statewide review of the way such committees operate. Primary Industries Minister Steve Whan … Continue reading