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The Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) today supported the approval of the proposal to build a fourth coal terminal on Kooragang Island (T4 Project) near Newcastle despite health concerns by local residents.
16 December 2014Read more
The Productivity Commission recommended the Federal Government reverse last year’s decision to remove all funding to the Environmental Defenders Offices (EDOs), a national network of community legal centres specialising in public interest environmental law.
3 December 2014Read more
Local communities defending themselves against environmentally damaging development will benefit from a $500,000 donation made to the environmental legal centre, EDO NSW, executive director Jeff Smith said today.
6 Nov 2014Read more
A Hunter Valley community group’s legal challenge to save the forest habitat of a bird species on the brink of extinction from clearing for an industrial development, is set to commence in the Land and Environment court today.
29 October 2014
Update Oct 30: A third hearing date in the case has been set for 3-6 Feb 2015.Read more
Legal action by a local community group against a new coal mine has led to the NSW government preventing forest clearing during spring when threatened animals are breeding and winter when they are hibernating.
23 October 2014Read more
Coal seam gas (CSG) company Santos today agreed in the NSW Land and Environment Court to provide water monitoring data after legal action by farmers seeking information relating to the contamination of water bores on a property in the Pilliga Forest, near Narrabri, in north-west NSW.
1 September 2014Read more
27 August 2014
A legal challenge by a Hunter community group to the expansion of the Ashton open cut coal mine is continuing after the Land and Environment Court today found that approval of the project could be granted but left a number of conditions undetermined.Read more
27 August 2014
The proposed fourth coal terminal at Newcastle (T4) poses a significant health risk to surrounding residents and will reduce key habitat for birds and a frog species threatened with extinction, according to scientific experts appearing at the public hearing of the NSW Planning and Assessment Commission (PAC) in Newcastle today.Read more
12 June 2014
Whitehaven Coal today has halted its winter clearing operations at the Leard State Forest for its new open cut coal mine, in north-western NSW, following legal action by the Maules Creek Community Council.Read more
The Land and Environment Court has adjourned until tomorrow the hearing of a legal action to stop the clearing of the Leard State Forest for the controversial Maules Creek Coal Mine, near Narrabri in north-west NSW.
10 June 2014Read more