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Carmichael shows the law is working well

By EDO NSW Executive Director Jeff Smith

7 August 2015

It’s been suggested over the last few years and again today that legitimate legal cases, such as the appeal against the Adani Carmichael coal mine, are really just attempts to frustrate or delay major projects.

This misrepresents the importance of the rule of law, the Court process and the substantive legal protections the law rightly provides for the environment in Australia.

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Is the Carmichael Court win a mere technical hitch?

By EDO NSW Principal Solicitor Sue Higginson

5 August 2015

No it is not.

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The Future of Environmental Zones in the North Coast

By EDO NSW Outreach Solicitor Nina Lucas

4 August 2015

Environmental zones in north coast planning documents continue to be under the spotlight following the recent judgment in the North Lismore Plateau case and the ongoing Government review of environmental zones in the region.

 

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Aboriginal Elder's court victory is a win for the environment and the community

By EDO NSW Outreach Solicitor Emily Ryan

9 July 2015

The Land and Environment Court has confirmed that effective community consultation is fundamental to the process for making and amending local environmental plans (LEPs).

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Court sets emission reduction targets for Dutch Government

By EDO NSW Principal Solicitor Sue Higginson

25 June 2015

In landmark climate change litigation the Dutch Government has been ordered to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 25% within 5 years.

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Legal challenge seeks documents on seismic testing in whale zones

By EDO NSW Solicitor Elaine Johnson

28 May 2015

EDO NSW has launched a legal action on behalf of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) which seeks to gain access to documents relating to Bight Petroleum’s plans to conduct seismic exploration in whale breeding grounds near Kangaroo Island, off South Australia.

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Crackdown on rogue miners welcome, but more needed

By EDO NSW Outreach Director Jemilah Hallinan

22 May 2015

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment made two important and related announcements this week. The first related to the Department’s recommendation  that Rio Tinto’s controversial planned expansion of its Mount Thorley-Warkworth coal mine near Bulga in the Hunter Valley be approved by the Planning Assessment Commission, despite being previously rejected by two courts. The second related to the Department’s plans to crack down on coal mines caught doing the wrong thing.

 

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Court victory for Hunter farmers

By EDO NSW Solicitor Sarah Roebuck

7 May 2015

Fifth-generation farmer Wendy Bowman (pictured) and the residents of Camberwell have had a legal victory over an open cut coal mine project approved next door to their village in the Hunter Valley.

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It’s our 30th anniversary!

By EDO NSW Executive Director Jeff Smith

30 March 2015

It’s our anniversary, with 2015 marking 30 years of EDO NSW protecting the environment through law!

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NSW Minerals Council Gets it Wrong on Carmichael Coal Case

By EDO NSW Executive Director Jeff Smith

27 January 2015

As Australians prepared to head off for the long weekend, the NSW Minerals Council reignited its campaign against EDO NSW.

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