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Mount Pleasant expansion is dirty and dangerous and should be rejected

February 06, 2021

The NSW Planning Department must reject the application to double production of the Mount Pleasant open-cut coal mine near Muswellbrook because it will have unacceptable health and climate impacts. [1]  “With three mines basically on the edge of town, people who live in Muswellbrook are already choking on...

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Time to ban mining in all drinking water catchments in NSW

February 05, 2021

The Nature Conservation Council calls for a legislated ban on mining in all drinking water catchments in NSW following the Independent Planning Commission’s decision to reject the Dendrobium coal mine expansion today.  “The Dendrobium decision is a victory for commonsense and for the many people who have campaigned for years to protect...

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Appointment of Chris Bowen to the shadow climate and energy portfolio

January 28, 2021

Nature Conservation Council Chief Executive Chris Gambian said: “We welcome the appointment of Chris Bowen to lead federal Labor’s climate and energy portfolio. “Mr Bowen’s formidable intellect and political skills make him well suited for one of the most challenging policy areas in modern...

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EPA must invite public submissions on Vales Point pollution standards

January 22, 2021

The Nature Conservation Council has asked the Environment Protection Authority to consult the public and health professionals before deciding whether to grant Vales Point power station a further five-year exemption from nitrogen oxide pollution limits in the NSW Clean Air Regulation.  “We have written...

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NSW Government must take back control of public forests

January 22, 2021

The NSW Government must take back control of the state’s public forests to ensure they are managed for the benefit of all citizens, not just a handful of large resource companies. “NSW Forestry Corporation has become a rogue organisation that disregards the law and...

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Sydney Water set to vandalise Wolli Creek Regional Park

January 19, 2021

Sydney Water is planning to destroy a patch of urban bushland and a sandstone cliff previously earmarked as part of Wolli Creek Regional Park, Earlwood, to build a sewage odour control facility up to 14m high.The land is the eastern gateway to the park...

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Classifying the Wollemi Pine as an “Asset of Intergenerational Significance” sets a great precedent

January 15, 2021

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s decision to give the Wollemi Pine greater protection by designating it an Asset of Intergenerational Significance. [1] NCC Acting Chief Executive Jacqui Mumford said: “This is a very welcome development. The conservation movement has for years...

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Coal power should not be above the law on clean air

January 14, 2021

Vales Point power station, one of the state’s biggest polluters, must not be granted another five-year exemption from the Clean Air Regulation, according to the Nature Conservation Council. “Vales Point is a massively polluting business that makes mega profits for its billionaire owner because...

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Feral horse numbers in Kosciuszko could fall 95% under new proposal

January 13, 2021

The infestation of feral horses destroying rare ecosystems and killing threatened species in Kosciuszko National Park could be reduced by 95% if targets agreed by Nationals Leader John Barilaro today are met. Mr Barilaro reportedly now supports reducing the feral horse population in the...

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