Farmland not Gasfields

Most of Gippsland’s farmland is under exploration for coal, Coal seam gas (CSG), Tight or Shale gas.

The Energy Minister Nick Kotsiras has the power to declare any land off limits to coal and gas mining under the Minerals Act.

 

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Help stop the Big Hill gold mine

Canadian gold miner Crocodile Gold is pressing ahead with the development of the Big Hill open pit project at Stawell in western Victoria.

The company has started the process of getting approval from the Victorian Government.

It plans to process 2.3 million tonnes of ore to recover more than 108,000 ounces of gold.

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From Muckaty to Melbourne

Dianne Stokes, Traditional Owner for Muckaty (600km north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory) is speaking at Friends of the Earth on Monday the 15th July.

The fight to stop the radioactive waste dump at Muckaty is six years strong and counting.

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Coalition divided while Australians are united in support for renewable energy

People representing the 73 percent of Australians who support the Renewable Energy Target and 76 percent who support more wind energy, will rally at Garema Place in Canberra, midday today. They will call on the Coalition to end the uncertainty about the Renewable Energy Target.

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Pro-wind energy coalition call for Premier to rewrite wind farm laws, unlock jobs in southwest Victoria

Just three weeks after Premier Napthine opened the Macarthur wind farm, a coalition of southwest Victorian and supporting groups have released a joint statement calling on the Premier to rewrite anti-wind farm planning laws and unlock jobs in southwest Victoria.

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2013 – time to stop the onshore coal and gas industry in Victoria

In 2012, community concern about the threat of new coal and gas operations, especially coal seam gas (CSG), pushed the state government to ban the use of dangerous BTEX chemicals and place a moratorium on the process of fracking for gas.

The moratorium will finish shortly and the government has made it clear it wants to see renewed expansion of the fossil fuel industry.

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Rural and urban Alliance calls on State Government to ban new fossil fuel projects

An alliance of 59 groups has called on the Victorian government to ban all new on-shore coal and un-conventional gas operations until there has been a thorough investigation into the likely impacts of this industry.

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