Please have your say about Verdant Earth Technologies’ plan to convert Redbank coal fired power plant (which closed in 2014) to a wood fired power plant. If approved it will generate 2 million tonnes of C02 each year. It would also result in increased forest logging and destruction of the habitat of threatened species. ItContinue reading “Plans to convert coal fired power plant to wood”
Our federal pollies need a big push to take urgent action on climate change. This week let’s give pen pushing a new meaning and get handwritten letters flying across the country.
It’s been a long battle against Whitehaven’s climate wrecking new mines in northern NSW and in the Bowen Basin in Queensland. The company’s mine in the Leard State Forest at Maules Creek demonstrates their environmental vandalism, water thieving and lack of care for regulations.
The Western Australian government has a draft plan to allow many billions of litres of ground and surface water to be taken by irrigators from the Martuwarra Fitzroy River at its catchment.
Scott Morrison’s plan to spend $600 million on the gas peaking plant in the Hunter has been powerfully debunked from all directions. The Hunter community, energy experts, economists, climate scientists, health professionals and environmentalists have all said it’s crazy. The EIS consultation received 250 public submission and only two supported it.
Support the Rylstone community by this Wednesday, 18 August. The people of the Rylstone area are strongly opposed to coal mining and exploration in their region, and they encourage us all to help. The rivers, groundwater, Aboriginal heritage sites, farms, endangered species, agriculture and tourism would be damaged or destroyed if mining goes ahead.
The NSW government has a plan to privatize parts of the Kosciuszko National Park by allowing a massive expansion of commercial tourist developments. The plan would include a 40% increase in overnight accommodation, new carparks, and helicopter transport into resorts. Also included is a parody of a Japanese onsen – with bathing facilities heated byContinue reading “Kosci needs us now!”
The NSW government has been trying for a few years to legalise and licence the giving away of water that would otherwise go to the rivers, the environment and downstream communities. Floodplain harvesting is the practice by rural landholders of setting up levees, walls and dams to capture water on their properties during rainfall ratherContinue reading “Action of the Week”
Soon the Senate will be asked to vote on amendments that would weaken our national nature laws further. Prominent people have called the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act weak and not fit for purpose. That’s why Australia leads the world on species extinctions, loss of habitat, deforestation and land degradation.
Here’s just some of the reasons why scientists and economists have publicly stated why the Hunter Gas Power Station should not go ahead.