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Farmers prepare their fight to say no

Farmers prepare their fight to say no

RUTH CASKEY - The Land Newspaper

LIVERPOOL Plains, Narrabri, Bylong Valley farmers will take the next step in their fight to say no to coal and coal seam gas mining at a senate hearing in Tamworth.

The meeting, to be held at Wests Diggers on Tuesday, is a hearing into a bill introduced by Greens Senator Larissa Waters' to give landholders the right to say no to coal and unconventional gas and to ban fracking.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Santos gets early approval for CSG treatment plant without detailed plans.

Santos gets early approval for CSG treatment plant without detailed plans.

Peter Hannam ENVIRONMENT EDITOR, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

The Baird government has been accused of making a "reckless" decision to give conditional approval for a coal seam gas desalination plant one of its own agencies said could pose a "significant environment risk".

Santos has won approval for its Leewood Produced Water and Beneficial Reuse Project for its proposed CSG field at Narrabri even though the company is yet to submit detailed water treatment and irrigation plans, nor been given a deadline to submit them.

The NSW government shouldn't be rushing decisions on a project that some analysts think Santos has shelved. 

Naomi Hodgson, Wilderness Society Newcastle campaign manager.

The nod was given by the Division of Resources and Energy (DRE) with the proviso Santos detail within six months how it will manage as much as 500,000 litres of brine a day.



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Tuesday, 25 August 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Existing mine’s water issue shows danger of Shenhua project: Joyce

Existing mine’s water issue shows danger of Shenhua project: Joyce

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says existing mining activity near the proposed Shenhua Watermark coal mine in his New England electorate has breached the aquifer, indicating the same is likely to happen with the new project.

The defiant Nationals' deputy leader, who is fighting last week’s federal approval of the planned Shenhua mine, at the weekend gathered more information from locals familiar with the Whitehaven coal operation.

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Tuesday, 14 July 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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NSW change to mining rules could block planned projects; hopes boosted in Bulga coal mine fight

A proposed change to mining policy in New South Wales could force changes to planned projects, or even block them, by giving greater weight to social and environmental factors during the approval process.

The amendment to the Mining State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) has been proposed by Planning Minister Rob Stokes.

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Tuesday, 7 July 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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