Section: Coal Mining

Greens introduce bill to prevent mining in the Central Coast catchment

Greens introduce bill to prevent mining in the Central Coast catchment

04 March 2014 by maxphillips

MEDIA RELEASE - 4 March 2014 The Greens NSW spokesperson on mining Jeremy Buckingham today introduced legislation into the NSW Legislative Council to stop mining and exploration in the Central Coast drinking water catchment saying it will test Premier Barry O’Farrell’s credibility.   The Central Coast Drinking Water Catchments Protection (No ifs, no buts, a guarantee) [...]

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Water not coal

O’Farrell breaks election promise, threatens drinking water catchment

19 February 2014 by jackgough

MEDIA RELEASE - 19 February 2014 The Greens NSW spokesperson on mining Jeremy Buckingham today condemned the O’Farrell government for breaking a key pre-election commitment that no mining would occur in water catchments by recommending approval of the Wallarah 2 coal mine on the central coast. “This is a complete betrayal of the people of NSW,” [...]

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Drayton South mine

CFMEU fails to plan for a future without coal

14 February 2014 by jackgough

MEDIA RELEASE - 14 February 2014 The Greens NSW spokesperson on mining Jeremy Buckingham today criticized the CFMEU for failing to advocate strongly for a transition for their members away from the dying coal and gas industry and into renewable energy.  This follows the CFMEU’s calls for the NSW government to support the expansion of Anglo American’s Drayton South [...]

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NuCoal should not benefit from corrupt licence

NuCoal should not benefit from corrupt licence

15 January 2014 by maxphillips

MEDIA RELEASE - 15 January 2014 The Greens NSW spokesperson on mining Jeremy Buckingham reiterated his call for the O’Farrell government to implement the ICAC recommendation to cancel or expunge coal exploration licence 7270 (EL7270) at Doyles Creek after NuCoal made a submission that it should keep the exploration licence.  “No one should benefit from a corruptly granted [...]

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No halfway with corruption – O’Farrell must cancel corrupt coal licences

No halfway with corruption – O’Farrell must cancel corrupt coal licences

18 December 2013 by maxphillips

Media Release – 18 December 2013 The Greens mining spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham criticised Premier Barry O’Farrell for failing to deal decisively with the corrupt Mt Penny and Doyles Creek coal exploration licences, warning that there can be no halfway when it comes to dealing with corruption.   “The public will not tolerate anyone benefiting from [...]

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Hartcher’s resignation an opportunity to restore balance to mining portfolio

Hartcher’s resignation an opportunity to restore balance to mining portfolio

04 December 2013 by maxphillips

Media Release – 4 December 2013 The Greens mining spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham today welcomed the resignation of Resources and Energy Minister Chris Hartcher saying it presented an opportunity to restore balance to the position and called on Premier Barry O’Farrell to appoint a minister who respects the importance of agriculture and water resources, and who [...]

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Let’s fix the Petroleum (Onshore) Amendment Bill 2013

27 November 2013 by Adam Guise

Let’s fix the Petroleum (Onshore) Amendment Bill 2013 The Government’s Petroleum (Onshore) Amendment Bill 2013 introduced back in May has been delayed until March 2014. This gives stakeholders the opportunity to comment on the Bill and the Land Access Code, with a view to strengthening landholders’ rights and protection of the environment. NSW Farmers said the code would be [...]

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Greens welcome public interest test  to cancel mining licences

Greens welcome public interest test to cancel mining licences

21 November 2013 by maxphillips

MEDIA RELEASE - 21 November 2013 The Greens NSW spokesperson on mining Jeremy Buckingham welcomed the intervention of Premier O’Farrell who introduced legislation to insert a ‘public interest test’ into the mining and petroleum acts to enhance the power of the minister to cancel or not renew a mining or petroleum licence. “The Greens welcome the [...]

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Government sides with mining companies against communities with new planning policy

Government sides with mining companies against communities with new planning policy

04 November 2013 by maxphillips

MEDIA RELEASE - 4 November 2013 Greens mining spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham condemned the new Mining SEPP to be gazetted this week that elevates economic considerations above those of the environment and communities, saying that the government was lining up with the big mining companies against communities and the environment and that good planning principles were being [...]

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Broader inquiry needed into Macdonald’s coal and gas licences after ICAC’s damning report

Broader inquiry needed into Macdonald’s coal and gas licences after ICAC’s damning report

30 October 2013 by maxphillips

MEDIA RELEASE - 30 October 2013 The Greens NSW spokesperson on mining Jeremy Buckingham called for a broader inquiry into all exploration licences issued by the former Labor government and a review of the Mining and Petroleum Acts, after ICAC released a damning report that concluded that the current allocation system had “so many risks and [...]

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