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Polls show CSG opposition that Abbott can’t ignore

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Polls out today show strong community opposition to CSG in New South Wales and the Abbott Government needs to start listening, say the Australian Greens. “According to Lock the Gate’s poll, 84% of NSW respondents support a ban on CSG on productive agricultural land and 74% want a ban on fracking, while a Newspoll in The Australian today shows 56% of NSW and ACT respondents are against CSG altogether,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens mining spokesperson, said. “People have good reason… Read More

Big mines need scrutiny not tick and flick

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

The Australian Greens have urged the new Environment Minister to properly assess coal and coal seam gas projects rather than rushing them through under pressure from the big mining companies. "We're talking about huge mining and gas projects that will cause irreparable damage to our Great Barrier Reef, valuable farming land and the world's climate," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said. "It would be environmentally reckless to rush these assessments, especially… Read More

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