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Submission re: Thirlmere Lakes Inquiry Draft Report

Rivers SOS has made a submission to the Thirlmere Lakes Inquiry, regarding its draft report. The fact that the committee is examining the loss of a priceless asset in a World Heritage area surely calls for focus on the need … Continue reading

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An “Independent” Committee of Inquiry?

The draft report from the committee of inquiry into the drying up of Thirlmere Lakes was finally released yesterday. The report fulfilled its role of allowing Minister Robyn Parker to issue yesterday’s media release blaming the drying up of the … Continue reading

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Rivers SOS Submission on Draft Aquifer Interference Policy

This is the submission from Rivers SOS to the NSW Government’s consultation process about the effects of industry and mining on the aquifers that supply NSW with water. The river systems and water resources of NSW are our concern. Without … Continue reading

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Huge rally in Sydney against coal seam gas

There was a huge rally recently in Sydney, against the effects of coal seam gas. It was a historic occasion, with many disaparate groups in attendance. The Country Women’s Association was there, as well as many farmers, environmental groups of … Continue reading

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April meeting in Cawdor

There was standing room only at Cawdor Primary School near Camden as over 70 people including representatives from Rivers SOS’s member groups from around NSW gathered for sharing of information and for discussion with six MPs also in attendance, plus … Continue reading

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Protection of Swamps – article in Illawarra Mercury

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ABC’s “7.30” reports on Thirlmere Lakes

There was an excellent report by the ABC’s 7.30┬áprogram, examining the links between coal mining and the decline of the Thirlmere Lakes (an issue that Rivers SOS has been campaigning on for some time). The transcript and video can be … Continue reading

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“A powerful statement from Rivers SOS”

Southern Highland News 12 December, 2011 SOUTHERN Highlands representatives at the NSW Upper House Inquiry into coal seam gas (CSG) mining in Mittagong on Friday were overshadowed by a powerful statement from Rivers SOS. Wingecarribee Council’s Larry Whipper and Scott … Continue reading

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Windsor demands action on coal seam gas

ABC News November 1, 2011 Independent MP Tony Windsor is threatening to derail the Government’s mining tax unless it clamps down on coal seam gas exploration and provides millions of dollars for research into the environmental effects of coal seam … Continue reading

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Chinese conservationists seek meeting with Rivers SOS

Rivers SOS received a request for a meeting with a delegation of 15 water and soil conservationists from Shaanxi province, wanting to discuss “how to protect river systems and water sources” and “the factors which influence river health.” The Chinese … Continue reading

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