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New Bylong Valley coal mine refused – climate impacts considered

18 September: On behalf of our client, the Bylong Valley Protection Alliance, the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO NSW) warmly welcomes today’s decision by the Independent Planning Commission to reject the proposed greenfield Bylong coal mine, in part because of its projected greenhouse gas emissions.

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EDO-facilitated legal volunteer in PNG

Our International Program is currently facilitating an environmental law mentor position with the Centre for Environmental Law and Community Rights (CELCOR) in PNG.

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United Wambo coal mine expansion approved by IPC

3 September 2019: The Independent Planning Commission (IPC) last week approved a significant expansion of the United and Wambo collieries near Singleton. In granting the approval, the IPC imposed a condition which requires the mine owners to prepare an export management plan to ensure that coal is only exported to countries that are signatories to the Paris agreement, or to countries that have similar policies in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Vale Jane Mathews AO

It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of the Hon. Jane Mathews AO, our Patron and former Chair.

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Emissions a factor in Dartbrook extension refusal

The Independent Planning Commission (IPC) has ruled that the Dartbrook underground mine near Aberdeen in the Upper Hunter valley can re-open. However, the IPC decided against approving a five-year extension, which means that the mine can only operate until 2022 - a decision that may affect the overall financial viability of the project.

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Response to IPC condition linking coal export to Paris Agreement

On behalf of the Hunter Environment Lobby, EDO NSW has provided a full response to the Independent Planning Commission on its proposed condition linking coal export with the Paris Agreement.

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IPC considers linking coal export to Paris Agreement

The Independent Planning Commission has called for public comment on a condition it is considering in relation to the proposed United Wambo open-cut coal mine at Singleton in the Hunter Valley.

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Community fundraiser thanks

We would like to send a big thank you to jewellery artist Bridget Kennedy, who raised $4650 for us through her jewellery line this year.

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EDOs stand firm against attacks

Over the past week, the fossil fuel lobby has been attacking Environmental Defenders Offices and our clients in the pages of The Australian newspaper.

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A visitor from Solomon Islands

William Kadi, Senior Legal Officer with the Landowners Advocacy and Legal Support Unit of the Solomon Islands Public Solicitors Office, is spending two weeks working in the EDO NSW office.

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