Media releases


24 May, 2017


Government must heed Chief Scientist’s timely advice

The NSW Chief Scientist is calling on the NSW Government to take a national leadership role on climate change and energy policy, but the Berejiklian government still has no plan to make the state’s energy system 100% renewable.

Climate and energy

19 May, 2017


Where will the Nationals put their nuclear reactor and radioactive waste dumps?

Premier Gladys Berejiklian should publicly declare that nuclear power is not being considered as a way to meet the state’s energy needs after the NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro today started spruiking for the industry.

Pollution and wasteUranium

18 May, 2017


Energy and mining sectors emit 80 per cent of the state’s carbon pollution, and their emissions are still climbing

Sector-by-sector pollution data released today by the federal Clean Energy Regulator reveals mining and coal-and-gas power stations emit more than 80 per cent of NSW’s carbon pollution.

Climate and energy


15 May, 2017


Power station emissions must be subject to independent, comprehensive, continuous monitoring

The NSW Government should overhaul the way pollution from coal fired power stations is monitored and reported in light of revelations one of the state's largest power stations used the partial monitoring of its units to manipulate pollution estimates. [1]

Climate and energy

11 May, 2017


Mine rehabilitation bonds leave taxpayers paying to clean up the industry’s messes

A new Auditor-General’s report has found environmental bonds have failed to keep pace with the environmental risks associated with the mining industry, which in NSW has risen by more than 400% in the past decade. [1]

Coal and gas

May 10, 2017


Endangered ecosystems face the chop under proposed new tree-clearing regulations

The Berejiklian government is embarking on the dangerous course of letting landholders decide for themselves whether they can clear many types of endangered ecosystems under new tree-clearing rules.

Forests and wildlifeNSW Parliament


10 May, 2017


Conservation groups cry foul on World Migratory Bird Day

The NSW Government is subverting Australia’s obligation under international environmental treaties to protect migratory bird habitat, according to the Nature Conservation Council and Inland Rivers Network.

Rivers and wetlands

27 April, 2017


Retain Travelling Stock Routes in public ownership and invest more in protecting their biodiversity and cultural heritage values

The state’s network of Travelling Stock Routes (TSRs) must remain in public hands and be better managed to preserve its priceless biodiversity and cultural heritage values, says Nature Conservation Council CEO Kate Smolski.

Forests and wildlifePlanning and DevelopmentRivers and wetlandsGreat Eastern Ranges Initiative

26 April, 2017


Mine expansion approval will destroy 160ha of koala habitat, generate millions of tonnes of carbon pollution

The Planning Assessment Commission’s approval this week of the Wilpinjong coal mine expansion will destroy threatened wildlife habitat and generate millions of tonnes of carbon pollution. [1]

Forests and wildlifeClimate and energyCoal and gas


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