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Greens and Farmers join forces against Coal Seam Gas

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Penny-Blatchford

The Australian Greens and NSW farmer Penny Blatchford are calling on the old parties to support the Greens' campaign to give landholders the right to say no to coal seam gas mining on their land. Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said Tony Abbott, Warren Truss and Julia Gillard were refusing to stand up for landholders who don't want coal seam gas mining on their land. "When it's politically convenient, Tony Abbott tells farmers that mining companies… Read More

NSW Liberals, Nationals and Labor vote down farmer’s right to say no to coal seam gas

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
Milne and Buckingham

The Greens NSW spokesperson on mining Jeremy Buckingham has condemned the Coalition and Labor party for failing to support landholders’ right to say no to coal seam gas. Greens MP Jamie Parker moved in the Legislative Assembly amendments to the Petroleum (Onshore) Act that would have legislated the right for landholders to refuse an access agreement to a miner to enter their land. The amendment would have scrapped the compulsory arbitration… Read More

Greens say NO to coal seam gas

Monday, May 20th, 2013
CSG-scarred farmland

Senator Christine Milne today announced the Australian Greens policy for no new coal seam gas and empowering land holders to say no to coal seam gas on their land. "The Greens are the only party standing up to the big coal seam gas mining companies who are threatening our precious water, valuable farmland and global climate," Greens Leader Senator Milne said. "Coal seam gas is methane which is a potent greenhouse gas and is leaking from wells… Read More

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