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Submission on Springvale mining expansion

Rivers SOS has made a submission on Centennial Coal’s proposed expansion of the Springvale Colliery. Here’s an extract: Rivers SOS has held a regional meeting at Lithgow, where we viewed some of the swamps desiccated by Centennial Coal’s operations, and … Continue reading

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Media release on Sugarloaf disaster

Rivers SOS has published a media release regarding the recent discovery of massive subsidence damage caused by longwall coal mining. Here’s an excerpt: Since 2006 Rivers SOS has been drawing attention to similar and even more serious damage in the … Continue reading

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Submission on Sydney Drinking Water Catchment Audit

Rivers SOS recently made a submission to GHD, a private company which has been tasked with carrying out the 2013 Catchment Audit. It includes the following recommendations: A ban on all new mines, mine expansions and coal seam gas developments … Continue reading

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Media Release – 16.9.12

How our Water Supplies are being Sold Down the Drain We concur with protests made by various groups about the Strategic Regional Land Use Policy and the Aquifer Interference Policy, released last Tuesday by the O’Farrell government. The NSW Farmers’ Association is “bitterly … 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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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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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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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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Submissions needed on Coal and Gas Strategy

The NSW Department of Planning is writing the Coal and Gas Strategy for the state [link]. It’s essential that public comment highlights the need to protect rivers (and people!) from the effects of coal and coal seam gas mining. For … Continue reading

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