Sydney Nannas were back outside parliament protesting against a coal mine this week, and some attended a webinar about coal or met with their MP.
The NSW Independent Planning Commission has just approved the Mt Pleasant Coal Optimisation Project near Muswellbrook. The Commission cited the Perrottet government’s policy on coal and gas development in justifying their decision.
Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek has signaled she intends to block Clive Palmer’s Central Queensland coal mine. Let’s tell her that’s the right call in the consultation open until Thursday this week. Opposition to this mine is overwhelming – we need this to be the last step in blocking it. It’s easy to add your voiceContinue reading
Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends have written letters to MPs in an attempt to wake them up to the impacts of coal mining in the Greater Sydney Water Catchment. South32’s proposed 30 year extension of their Dendrobium Mine underlies the drinking water of five million people in Greater Sydney.
Sydney Knitting Nannas co-hosted a ‘No New Coal and Gas’ rally at Sydney Town Hall on Sunday. A series of excellent speakers were introduced by organiser Rachel Evans and Nanna Marie. After the short and passionate speeches the group marched to Hyde Park, pausing along the way to observe a minute’s silence for all theContinue reading “No New Coal and Gas Rally”
“Climate activists are sometimes depicted as dangerous radicals. But the truly dangerous radicals are the countries that are increasing the production of fossil fuels. Investing in new fossil fuels infrastructure is moral and economic madness.” Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General.
Last Tuesday, Tanya Plibersek, the Minister for the Environment and Water, released the State of the Environment Report and delivered an address on it to the National Press Club. A small but determined group of Nannas joined environment activists for a rally outside her office, while others watched her address live on ABC News 24. It isContinue reading “State of Environment Report”
Thank you everyone who made a submission to the Department of Planning objecting to the Dendrobium Coal Mine Extension. Whether you made a submission or not, please use the information and link from Protect Our Water Alliance to email Planning Minister Anthony Roberts this week.
A shocking revelation by energy thinktank Ember presents an urgent challenge to the federal, NSW and Queensland governments.
Our state pollies are paying attention after the federal election shakeup and a state election is only 9 months away. We have an opportunity now to tell them what we think of the Dendrobium mine extension project under the Sydney and Illawarra water catchment.