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ABC News: Gloucester coal mine hearing

"For the first time, climate change has been cited in a legal battle to prevent the coal mine from going ahead". 

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Gloucester coal mine hearing: Week one

The hearing into the proposed Rocky Hill coal mine at Gloucester opened in the Land and Environment Court in Sydney last Monday 13 August 2018.

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Trees saved at Kangy Angy

EDO NSW has assisted the Kangy Angy Residents Group in saving potential habitat for the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater and Swift Parrot from being destroyed.

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Australian Geographic profiles EDO NSW lawyer

Our Principal Solicitor Elaine Johnson has featured in an Australian Geographic portrait of an Australian environmental lawyer.

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Gloucester coal mine puts climate change on trial

In a landmark hearing in Australian courts which starts next Monday 13 August, expert evidence will be given that the Rocky Hill Coal Project at Gloucester must be rejected to ensure the global Paris climate target to keep temperature rise to less than two degrees Celsius is met.

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Representing Hunter Environment Lobby at Ashton coal mine hearing

EDO NSW Solicitor Emily Long is in the Hunter Valley today presenting legal submissions to the Independent Planning Commission on the proposal by Yancoal to change the terms of its Court-made approval for the South East Open Cut Coal mine.

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Adani water pipeline needs Federal approval

Our Principal Solicitor Elaine Johnson spoke on Tuesday’s AM program on ABC radio, to say Indian mining giant Adani's proposal to pump water from a river to its planned Carmichael Mine must be approved by the Federal Environment Minister before it can go ahead.

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Seven shark species removed as targets after legal action

The legal challenge by Humane Society International Australia (HSI), represented by EDO NSW, to the Queensland Government’s lethal shark control program in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park has seen seven shark species removed as targets.

The seven species must now be released if discovered hooked alive on a drumline.

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EDOA joins Bali case against power plant expansion

The Environmental Defenders Offices of Australia (EDOA) have joined nine international and Indonesian public interest environmental law organisations to file an amici curiae brief (friends of the court) to assist a Denpasar Court as it hears a lawsuit about the proposed expansion of Celukan Bawang coal-fired power plant in Bali.


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Briefing: NSW water Bill

EDO NSW has written a briefing note on key issues in the Water Management Act Amendment Bill 2018 (NSW), which passed this week.

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