BREAKING: The Drayton South mine has again been refused consent by the Planning and Assessment Commission! Congratulations to the thoroughbred industry and the people around the Hunter that stood with them.
From 4.30pm, NSW Parliament will debate a petition signed by 15,000 NSW residents calling for protections for our water catchments, farmland, forests, and communities against coal seam gas and coal mining.
Victorian cities faced power cuts to ensure NSW made it through big heatwave. [ Smh.com.au Link ]
Do you love Fraser island? The Great Sandy Strait next to Fraser Island is at risk from plans for the Colton coal mine, near Maryborough, which will dump untreated waste water directly into the Mary River a few kilometres upstream!

Tell the Federal Government to protect the Great Sandy Strait wetlands, and adjacent Fraser Island!
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Geez, even dolphins aren’t safe from coal mining corporations. Tell the Federal Government to ‘call in’ the Colton coal mine because of its impact on the globally unique Great Sandy Strait wetlands, and it's amazing sea life.

We’ve only got 1 week. Go on, do it now! [ Lockthegate.good.do Link ]
Federal and state governments are lying about the South Australian blackouts to push through a 850-well coal seam gas project in the north-west of NSW, this NSW farmer's response is perfect!

Farmers fear SA blackouts being used to push through 850-well coal seam gas project

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The Palaczcuk Government has approved the $1 sale of the Blair Athol mine to TerraCom setting a huge precedent which allows large mining companies to buy their way out of their mine rehabilitation responsibilities.
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Tomorrow NSW Parliament will debate a petition signed by 15,000 NSW residents calling for protections for our water catchments, farmland, forests, and communities against coal seam gas and coal mining.

Why not ask your MP to speak at the debate and to represent your wishes of a coal and gas free NSW. You can find your MP's details here: [ Nsw.gov.au Link ]

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The damage that energy resource extraction does to land, water and the social fabric of rural Australia makes no sense when electricity can so easily and cheaply be generated by renewable sources and stored for large-scale use.

We can't talk about energy without talking about mining and the cost of mining is far too high.

Read more: [ Smh.com.au Link ]
Would you take on the collective resistance of thousands of people across North West New South Wales?

The Environmental Impact Statement for Santos' Narrabri CSG project in the Pilliga in was released today and the North West Alliance has responded with defiance. We will need all your help to show Santos and NSW that this project is out of the question.

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Join us for a screening of A Fractured State followed by a Q & A with your local candidates tomorrow (Wed 22 Feb). Meet your election candidates and find out where they stand on fracking and gasfields in the south west and the rest of Western Australia. Capel Golf Club 5.30pm for a 6pm start. [ Facebook.com Link ]
"The mining industry spent $2.5 million pushing the case for lower-emissions, coal-fired power plants in the run-up to last year's election — a cause the Federal Government has since taken up with gusto." The campaign was bankrolled by money deducted from state mining royalties.

Read more: [ Abc.net.au Link ]
ONLINE POLL: Does there need to be a better system implemented for mine rehabilitation? Vote: [ Theherald.com.au Link ]

Digging for coal data

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Let's get the EPA to listen to noise complaints. Email the NSW Environment Minister, Gabrielle Upton:
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Western Australians joined together over the weekend from the Mid West to Perth for a gasfields free Ute Muster! Sending a strong message to the WA State Election candidates. #VoteGasfieldFree #frackfreeWA #LocktheGate
On Thursday Parliament will debate a petition signed by 15,000 NSW residents calling for our water catchments, farmland, forests, and communities against coal seam gas and coal mining.

Join us out the front of Parliament to show our politicians you don’t want just debate - you want action! RSVP here: [ Facebook.com Link ]

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Coal & CSG Petition in Parliament!

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“90% of my neighbours have been forced to leave the community since open cut mining started here 10 years ago. Our village has been decimated by noise pollution from the mine.” - Bev Smiles, resident of Wollar and convenor of the Hunter Communities Network.
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“When people's lives are being ruined, when they are forced to leave their homes just to get enough sleep to...
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This is absolute rubbish - a company is trying to dump 1.5 MILLION tonnes of CSG waste just 500m from a creek in the headwaters of the Murray Darling system.

Share to back up these farmers who are fighting back!

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Farmers fight salt storage approval

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