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Climate impacts of coal before the court

The Wollar Progress Association represented by public interest environmental lawyers, Environmental Defender’s Office NSW, is bringing court action challenging a decision by the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) to allow the extension of the Wilpinjong open cut coal mine near Wollar, Mudgee. 

16 August 2017

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Community group’s court action forces stricter environmental protections for Queensland coal seam gas project

Community group Western Downs Alliance has successfully negotiated the addition of important environmental conditions to the Santos GLNG Gas Field Development Project in the Surat Basin, Queensland.

9 January 2017

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Community granted access to information on groundwater regulation at Werris Creek coal mine

Community group Quipolly Water Action Group was today granted access to documents on the regulation of groundwater at Whitehaven Coal’s Werris Creek coal mine near the Liverpool Plains in north-west New South Wales.

24 November 2016

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Casino or Parkland? Community group fighting to save a public park planned for Sydney’s foreshore

On 14 November 2016 a legal battle begins to save a public park planned for the foreshore of Sydney Harbour. Millers Point Fund Inc, represented by public interest environmental lawyers EDO NSW, is challenging a decision by the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) to allow the Crown Casino development at Barangaroo, in Sydney, to be located on land that had been originally set aside as public parkland.

14 November 2016

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Appeal of Santos’ CSG water treatment facility near Narrabri begins

An appeal by community group People for the Plains, from North West NSW has begun in the NSW Court of Appeal. The appeal challenges an earlier court decision that gave Santos a green light to operate its 'Leewood' coal seam gas (CSG) wastewater treatment facility near Narrabri and the world-renowned Pilliga State Forest.

1 November 2016

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Community group appeals decision to allow CSG water treatment facility to operate near Narrabri

Community group People for the Plains has appealed the Land and Environment Court decision that gave Santos a green light to operate its 'Leewood' coal seam gas (CSG) wastewater treatment facility near Narrabri and the world-renowned Pilliga State Forest.

30 August 2016

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Court gives green light to CSG water treatment facility near Narrabri

Today the Land and Environment Court gave a green light for Santos to operate its 'Leewood' coal seam gas (CSG) wastewater treatment facility near Narrabri and the world-renowned Pilliga State Forest in North-West NSW.

1 August 2016

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Court to decide if Santos Pilliga CSG facility illegal

A court case that could see a halt to the development and operation of Santos’ CSG water treatment facility near the Pilliga State Forest, an internationally renowned ecosystem near Narrabri in North-West NSW, continues in the Land and Environment Court tomorrow, Tuesday 17 May.

16 May 2016

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Landmark court case to hold coal mine to account on impacts to Sydney’s drinking water catchment

A court case to protect Sydney’s drinking water catchment from the impacts of mine water discharged from Centennial Coal’s Springvale coal mine commences in the Land and Environment Court today.

9 May 2016

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Court to decide if Santos Pilliga CSG facility illegal

Pilliga Court Update 17 May 2016 - People For The Plains hearing re-commences this morning

This case could see a halt to the development and operation of Santos’ CSG water treatment facility near the Pilliga State Forest, an internationally renowned ecosystem near Narrabri in North-West NSW.

5 April 2016

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