Category Archive: Mining

Rich Land, Wasteland – how coal is killing Australia

A book by Sharon Munro. For nearly a year Sharyn Munro travelled through rural Australia, visiting the communities in the coal-mining areas. She found a war zone. Here, ‘at the coalface’, towns and districts are dying — homeowners and farmers forced out by mining, broken in spirit and in health, or else under threat, in limbo and battling the might of …

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Baal Gammon Mine causes contamination of drinking water

Take a moment to send a short message in support of getting action on ensuring our waterways are safe from abandoned mine sites: The Mitchell River Watershed Management Group (MRWMG) is very concerned about the recent contamination of Jamie Creek and the Walsh River caused by the Baal Gammon mine. MRWMG supports in principle the reworking of the Baal …

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Climate Action, Coal and CSG

On the 7 and 8th of May, Climate Action Network Australia held their annual conference in Sydney with more than 80 people from 50 different groups around Australia. The conference covered both information sharing on issues such as the Clean Energy Futures Package, Coal and CSG activity, Carbon markets and investment, as well as planning for both the next Federal election …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/06/22/climate-action-coal-and-csg/

Uranium Mining & the Queensland Election

With Campbell Newman keeping his uranium mining policy hidden there are genuine fears Queensland could fuel the next Fukushima. Queensland is also home to uranium reserves. Those who see the promise of dollar signs over the presence of danger signs are keen to kick start this controversial and contaminating trade in our state.

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/06/01/uranium-mining-the-queensland-election/

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