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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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Gloucester’s Rocky Hill coal mine 'climate change' hearing begins

A landmark hearing in Australian courts that starts today will hear expert evidence about why the Rocky Hill Coal Project must be rejected to ensure that the carbon budget required to meet the global Paris climate commitment to keep temperature rise to less than two degrees Celsius is not exceeded.

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On the river for water law

An important part of our work as lawyers at EDO NSW is visiting our clients in rural and regional areas and learning more about their properties, businesses and legal concerns.

By Dr Emma Carmody, Senior Policy and Law reform Solicitor

8 August 2018

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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

31 July 2018: 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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Less water, less transparency – the latest amendment to the Commonwealth Water Act 2007

Background: On 25 June 2018, the Water Amendment Bill 2018 (Bill) was passed by the Australian Parliament. The primary purpose of this Bill is to allow an amendment to the Murray Darling Basin Plan that had already been disallowed by the Senate, to be re-tabled and voted on again. The motivation for this unusual Bill was the disallowance of the Northern Basin Amendment[1] by the Australian Senate in February 2018.

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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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