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Can’t eat coal, can’t drink gas: NSW election rally

Coal and coal seam gas mining are expanding at an unprecedented rate, threatening our farmland, our climate, our communities, and our water. Join environmentalists, farmers and concerned citizens from across NSW to take action to protect our irreplaceable farmland and … Continue reading

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Forum: health impacts of mining

You might have heard about the environmental impacts of coal mining, but what about the human health impacts? The Lock The Gate Alliance is hosting an experts forum on the topic, addressing: links between the health of the environment and human … Continue reading

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No COAL!ition petition

A similarly-minded community group in Western Australia has formed to oppose a proposed coal mine in Margaret River. You can lend your support by signing the petition on their website. Margaret River is too beautiful (and too short of water) … Continue reading

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A cloud over coal seam gas

Business Spectator Feb 22nd 2011 The coal-seam gas industry is going to have to get its act together, and fast, or it will not achieve anything like the future the share market expects. Just about every group that looks at … Continue reading

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National Toxics Network calls for moratorium on hydraulic fracturing chemicals

The National Toxics Network has called for a ban on fraccing, a practice used to extract coal seam gas. They reported that: NTN’s assessment has found that only 2 out of the 23 most commonly used fracking chemicals in Australia … Continue reading

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Public meeting about Gujarat Colliery in Russell Vale

There is a public meeting with candidates for the state seat of Kiera, at which they will explain their positions on the continuation and expansion of the Gujarat NRE No. 1 Colliery in Russell Vale. Gujarat NRE plans to apply … Continue reading

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Farmers will fight to retain their land

Newcastle Herald 17th Feb 2011 GLOUCESTER farmers have vowed to fight to save one of the state’s last remaining repositories of prime agricultural land from being swallowed by mining. Dozens of concerned farmers and community representatives will meet at a … Continue reading

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Gasland? We’re standing in it

With coal seam gas (CSG) exploration in our region escalating rapidly, Rivers SOS will screen the documentary Gasland in Campbelltown on Sunday 6th March. This documentary – a must-see according to ABC film reviewer Julie Rigg – exposes the shocking … Continue reading

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AGL urged to assess fracking impacts in Camden Gas Project

Macarthur Chronicle 7th February, 2011 STATE authorities are urging AGL to assess the environmental risk of fracking (hydraulic fracturing) in its Macarthur area coal seam gas operations and to start ground water monitoring. In a submission on AGL’s so-called Northern … Continue reading

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Rivers SOS member Tim Duddy to stand for Upper Hunter

Tim Duddy has announced his candidacy for the NSW state seat of Upper Hunter. He has been a mainstay of the Caroona Coal Action Group and their lengthy blockade to stop BHP from exploring on Duddy land at Caroona was an inspiration … Continue reading

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