Media releases


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

19 April, 2017


NSW can be 100% renewable for the same price as one Westconnex

Electricity in NSW could be supplied from 100% renewable sources by 2030 with about the same level of investment as Sydney’s Westconnex motorway, an analysis by the Nature Conservation Council has found.

Air pollutionClimate and energy

6 April, 2017


Sick of politics? Vote for the environment on Manly election day

The Nature Conservation Council is urging voters in Saturday’s Manly byelection to consider the candidate’s environmental platforms when they cast their ballot.

Marine ConservationClimate and energyNSW ParliamentPollution and wasteCoal and gas


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