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Greens congratulate protest shutdown of Whitehaven’s Tarrawonga mine

Monday, March 11th, 2013
LeardForeset Greens NSW Senator and forests spokesperson Lee Rhiannon has congratulated Front Line Action on Coal for today’s action at Whitehaven’s Tarrawonga Mine, a proposed development which will destroy 150 hectares of both prime farmland and state forest. “Today’s action is needed because of the failure of the federal and… Read More

Shenhua coal mine a make or break test for O’Farrell’s Strategic Regional Land Use Policy

Sunday, March 10th, 2013
Liverpool-plains

The Greens NSW spokesperson on mining Jeremy Buckingham claims assessment of the Shenhua Watermark coal mine proposed for the highly productive Liverpool Plains area would be a make or break test of the O'Farrell Government's Strategic Regional Land Use Policy, and if the mine is approved it would represent a policy failure. The Read More

Coal dust testing shows need for Senate Inquiry

Friday, March 8th, 2013
Coal-Train-Dust

An alliance of 18 community groups, the Coalition Terminal Action Group, today released the results of community-funded testing of air quality in residential areas along the coal corridor in the Hunter. Australian Greens health spokesperson, Senator Richard Di Natale, said the results show precisely why the Greens-initiated Senate… Read More

Detained for taking photos of Brisbane coal piles

Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Brisbane coal piles

Four Queensland Greens members were detained at the Port of Brisbane at the weekend and told to delete photographs of themselves in front of coal piles. A photo still exists (see left). From left to right: Greens Members: John Heussler, Dave Nelson and Joanne Bragg. The group had been collecting complaints from nearby residents and businesses about the impacts of coal dust from uncovered train wagons, trucks and piles. “The Greens are trying… Read More

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