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A black day: Duralie Coal approval given

It is a black day for our valleys and our creeks and the river systems of Wards River, Mammy Johnsons River, Karuah River to Port Stephens/Marine Park. The NSW Planning Department’s final approval decision has been granted for Duralie Coal … Continue reading

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“Tough new rules” for coal seam gas?

The Premier has made an announcement regarding coal seam gas exploration: The NSW Government will introduce tough new rules for coal seam gas exploration licenses – including rigorous community consultation and tighter environmental controls during the approval process. It seems, … Continue reading

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BHP backdown on Bulli Seam Project

Here is some (slightly old) news about an incredible win for Rivers SOS: On Wed. Oct. 27 we received the amazing news that BHP had withdrawn from its current Bulli Seam Operations¬†Project the 5 contentious eastern domains which included the … Continue reading

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Letters to the editor in the Lithgow Mercury

The following letter to the editor from Rivers SOS was published in the Lithgow Mercury, 4th Dec 2010: Last weekend Rivers SOS held a quarterly regional meeting in Lithgow. Rivers SOS is an alliance of 46 environment and community groups, … Continue reading

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Climate Action Central Coast screens “Gasland”

Our friends at Climate Action Central Coast did a great job in organising the only screening of Gasland in their area. Click here to view photos of the event If you haven’t heard, Gasland is a film about the frightening … Continue reading

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National Water Commission’s position on coal seam gas

Rivers SOS is pleased to see that the Australian Government’s National Water Commission supports the precautionary principle in regards to coal seam gas. To meet NWI objectives, the Commission recommends that industry, water and land-use planners, and governments adopt a … Continue reading

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More on the death of Thirlmere Lakes

The slow drying up of the five Thirlmere Lakes in the World Heritage Blue Mts National Park, possibly because their bedrock has been fractured by longwall mines nearby, has already been written up in the media, also filmed on ABC … Continue reading

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Lock the Gate Alliance

A new national alliance has been formed to oppose coal and methane gas exploration in Australia. They’re called the Lock the Gate Alliance. They recognise, among other problems with coal and methane gas, the “long term cost of our water”. … Continue reading

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