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Candidates must serve communities, not coal and gas companies: Lock the Gate NSW election platform

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 16:39

Lock the Gate Alliance will double down on its fight to stop the coal seam gas industry from ever becoming established in NSW.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

Perrottet Government mulls approval for coal project that would produce 8 times NSW yearly greenhouse emissions

Sun, 01/29/2023 - 20:20

Newly released documents reveal Glencore and Yancoal’s Hunter Valley Operations Continuation coal project would be responsible for 1.2 billion tonnes of total carbon emissions and would be the most polluting project in NSW since the Paris Agreement.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

Fracking failure: NT Government misses own deadline to implement Pepper Inquiry recommendations

Sun, 01/22/2023 - 21:59

The inability for the NT Fyles Government to implement Pepper Inquiry recommendations by its self-imposed deadline more than four years after they were handed down show they can’t be done and fracking cannot proceed safely, say Territory community groups.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

Central QLD flood exposes flaws with coal mine water release laws

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 16:28

Central Queensland coal mines are releasing billions of litres of polluted water many times saltier than the receiving rivers in the catchment of the Great Barrier Reef, prompting concerns about the ecological health of impacted waterways.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

Kean’s gas pipeline approval will damage climate, culture, koalas, communities

Mon, 01/16/2023 - 15:52

NSW Treasurer Matt Kean has trashed his government’s vaunted climate credentials and enraged hundreds of farmers with the granting of an authority for Santos’ Hunter Gas Pipeline.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

Community groups challenge New Acland water licence

Sun, 01/15/2023 - 22:08

The Oakey Coal Action Alliance and Lock the Gate have this afternoon (Monday, January 16) applied for a review of the Palaszczuk Government’s decision to grant New Hope an Associated Water Licence (AWL) for its New Acland Stage 3 thermal coal mine on the Darling Downs.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

Perrottet Government oiling the wheel to keep coal cooking the planet after 2050

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 13:36

New freedom of information documents reveal the lengths the NSW Perrottet Government is willing to go to to make it easy for Whitehaven to continue digging coal despite a clear conflict with its own climate change promises.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

Safeguard Mechanism reform’s reliance on offsets no way to solve climate change

Mon, 01/09/2023 - 21:53

Planned reforms to the Safeguard Mechanism, revealed today, do not go far enough to reduce emissions created by big coal and gas companies, says Lock the Gate Alliance.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

Critically endangered bum breathing turtles hold breath for Santos’ next move as oil and gas giant backs down from gas waste dump plan

Tue, 12/20/2022 - 15:45

Oil and gas giant Santos has backed down from a plan to dump unlimited amounts of untreated coal seam gas wastewater into a Central Queensland river which is home to a critically endangered species of bum breathing turtle.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

118 TOO MANY: Coal and gas projects in planning pipeline threaten Albanese’s climate goals

Mon, 12/19/2022 - 14:58

The 118 coal and gas projects in the planning system, as identified in yesterday's release of the Resources and Energy Quarterly, severely threaten Australia's ability to meet its emission reduction goals and the world’s ability to mitigate the climate crisis, says Lock the Gate Alliance.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

The 14 gas wells of Christmas: Farmers forced to spend holidays responding to Arrow’s plan to drill state’s best ag land

Sun, 12/18/2022 - 16:32

Local farmers say they will do all they can to stop an Arrow Energy application to drill 14 new coal seam gas wells on some of Queensland’s best farmland.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

Dominic Perrottet's Christmas stocking filled with three super emitting coal projects

Tue, 12/13/2022 - 16:10

Three coal projects that would produce more emissions than twice that of New Zealand's annual greenhouse footprint  - including two located within the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone - are being considered by the NSW Government.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

Fracking company’s northern scramble a disaster for water, climate, communities

Tue, 12/13/2022 - 15:58

A planned CSG project that would open up huge new swathes of Queensland for export-bound gas must be rejected, say community groups.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

Fast-track for Santos' gas pipeline betrays communities, exposes Perrottet Government’s climate hypocrisy

Thu, 12/08/2022 - 20:43

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet’s announcement he will attempt to fast-track the Narrabri Gas Project exposes his hypocrisy on climate action and is another kick in the guts for local communities.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

Likely million dollar cleanup bill for New Standard’s stranded assets won’t be the last unless McGowan Govt bans fracking

Thu, 12/08/2022 - 18:19

A cleanup bill that could sting WA taxpayers millions of dollars highlights the risk of granting fracking companies open slather to explore highly speculative petroleum reserves in the remote Kimberley region.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

Cup half-full win for water but Plibersek stops short of much needed integrity measures

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 18:06

Extending the federal water trigger so it applies to shale and tight gas projects as announced today by the Federal Environment Minister is a welcome move that will help increase scrutiny of fracking proposals, says Lock the Gate Alliance.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

Goodbye Glencore - Lock the Gate welcomes company’s decision to scrap Valeria coal mine

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 17:04

Glencore’s withdrawal of its huge Valeria project in Central Queensland is another sign that there is no future for new thermal coal mines as the world moves urgently to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT: Farmers gift anti-gas pipeline petition to Matt Kean on eve of energy price crisis talks

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 16:21

Farmers have travelled hundreds of kilometres to deliver a petition to Energy Minister Matt Kean’s Hornsby electorate office, demanding he reject Santos’ planned Hunter Gas Pipeline on the eve of Friday’s National Cabinet energy crisis meeting.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

Eighty percent of Alice residents oppose fracking, government gas subsidies

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 22:10

Anti-fracking sentiment is strong in the red centre, with a doorknock survey revealing the vast majority of randomly selected residents oppose both the unconventional gas mining technique and taxpayer grants for petroleum companies.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

Two down, one to go: APA gas pipeline demise celebrated as farmers gear up for fight against Santos HGP

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 22:02

Confirmation that APA Group will not pursue its fiercely opposed Western Slopes Pipeline has strengthened landholder resolve to send Santos and its Hunter Gas Pipeline packing.

Categories: G2. Local Greens

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