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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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Court grants reprieve to a critically endangered bird

Today the NSW Land and Environment Court made a decision that could save habitat critical for the survival of the Regent Honeyeater, a bird species on the brink of extinction.

11 March 2016

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Another win for the New South Wales environment! Coal mine expansion denied on appeal

Today, the NSW Court of Appeal dismissed Ashton Coal’s appeal to overturn a 2014 ruling of the Land and Environment Court that required the company to obtain prior permission to access a farm property before expanding its open cut coal mine near Camberwell in the Hunter Valley. 

20 November 2015

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Workshops explaining new approach to North Coast environmental zones

EDO NSW will be conducting three free community workshops in Lismore, Murwillumbah and Byron Bay on 23, 24 and 25 November about recent changes to the way North Coast councils can set aside land for environmental conservation and management. 

6 November 2015

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Celebrate EDO NSW’s 30 years of protecting the environment through law

The Northern rivers community will come together on Sunday 15 November for a benefit gig to celebrate environmental community legal centre EDO NSW’s 30 years of protecting the environment through law.

29 October 2015

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Court sets aside approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine

The Federal Government’s approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland, which would have been one of the largest coal mines in the world and responsible for substantial greenhouse gas emissions, has been set aside by the Federal Court of Australia.

5 August 2015

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Aboriginal Elder wins court case to protect environment

The Lismore Council and NSW Department of Planning decision to remove environment protection zones from the environmental plan that will allow the development of the North Lismore Plateau has today been ruled invalid by a court after legal action by Aboriginal elder, Michael Ryan.

05 June 2015

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Coal mine on Liverpool plains challenged over impact on Koalas

A local community group has launched a legal challenge in the NSW Land and Environment Court to the approval of mining company, Shenhua’s open cut coal mine on the Liverpool Plains in north-western NSW, which is one of Australia’s most productive farming areas.

4 May 2015

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AG leaves EDOs out of Restoration of Funding to Community Legal Centres

Community groups wanting to protect the environment may be unable to access legal advice after the Federal Government refused to restore funding to Environmental Defender’s Offices around Australia.

27 March 2015

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