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Pells report: Climate trends don’t explain Thirlmere Lakes dry-up

The Pells report, an independent study into the dramatic drying up of the world-heritage listed Thirlmere Lakes, has concluded that climate trends (i.e. drought) do not fully explain the lack of water. This suggests that other factors, such as the … Continue reading

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Mine’s toxic flow gives river users a scare

Sydney Morning Herald October 22, 2011 A PLUME of toxic pollution from an old antimony mine appears to have killed fish for dozens of kilometres along the Macleay River in northern NSW. The state government said there was no increased … Continue reading

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Photos from National Day of Action

There was a tremendous turnout all across NSW for the National Day of Action against Coal Seam Gas, on October 16th. Below are photos from various events; click on the photos to view the full album.

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Bridge Walk to Stop Coal Seam Gas

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Community consultation for NSW Planning Review

The community consultation schedule for the NSW Planning Review has now been announced, and is available online at: The NSW Government has established an independent panel to review the NSW planning system, including the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act … Continue reading

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Stop coal and gas wrecking NSW

The NSW Government is sponsoring a $900 a head NSW Mineral Exploration and Investment Conference next month in Sydney. The two-day event (18/19 August) will see government and industry players coming together at a fancy hotel to discuss how to … Continue reading

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Suburbs in revolt as mining exploration hits city limits

Kim Martin from the Southern Highlands Coal Action Group is featured on Page 1 of the Australian today. The article is interesting in that it is very wide ranging, (not just the Southern Highlands) for much of the previous discussion … Continue reading

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Thirlmere Lakes dry-up worsens

The deepest of the five world heritage-listed Thirlmere Lakes has dried up. As reported in the Macarthur Chronicle: False teeth grimace as World Heritage-listed Thirlmere Lakes system dries up False teeth recovery a red flag for ancient lake system This is scary … Continue reading

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Take action to save Pilliga Scrub

Eastern Star Gas, headed by former Nationals Leader John Anderson, has plans to develop a massive coal seam gas field of around 550 gas wells in the State Forests of The Pilliga. Commonly referred to as the ‘Pilliga Scrub’, this … Continue reading

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Rally to save Gardens of Stone

120 people from numerous environmental and heritage groups assembled at a remote location on Gardiners Gap Fire Trail, in the Blue Mountains, to declare that the Gardens of Stone deserve to be protected from coal Mining. The main organisations represented … Continue reading

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