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Today Tonight Lambasts Korean Land Deal in the Southern Highlands

Admin | SHCAG - Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The giant Korean steel company POSCO comes in for some trenchant criticism from the national Today Tonight team on Channel 7 over the methods used to purchase prime agricultural land for coal exploration in the Southern Highlands of NSW.

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Coal Seam Gas Inquiry hears about Landowner Wrath:

Admin | SHCAG - Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The NSW Upper House Inquiry into Coal seam Gas heard about the mounting civil disobedience by normally conservative farmers across the State…and the backdown of gas giant Santos in the Liverpool Plains.

 

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Coal Seam Gas: By The Numbers - The promise of coal seam gas (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Admin | SHCAG - Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Here is a interesting new article the ABC has released regarding CSG.

 

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ABC 730 Report on Southern Highlands Mining

Admin | SHCAG - Saturday, November 05, 2011

Attached are extracts from yesterday’s 7:30 Report on the Coal and Gas Mining issues in the Southern Highlands.
Come to our OUR LAND, OUR WATER, OUR FUTURE Rally in Corbett Gardens, Bowral on Saturday, November 19 at 11am to hear more about the way insidious mining practices are creeping across our beautiful country and could affect YOU in the Southern Highlands. Alan Jones will MC and we will have a raft of distinguished speakers from around the country.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-04/landowners-undermined-by-companies/3636798

Newsletter November 2011

Admin | SHCAG - Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Dear Supporters,

Action is heating up across NSW regarding the contentious issues of Coal and Coal Seam Gas mining. Politicians are being placed on notice that communities will not tolerate uncontrolled expansion of these industries with the impacts on our water resources, agricultural land, the environment and landowners across Australia.
The pressure is on the NSW Coalition government to deliver on their pre-election promises to introduce a Strategic Regional Land Use Planning process, Aquifer Interference Legislation, Agricultural Impact Statements and new Planning rules. Progress has been slow and the jury is still out regarding the outcomes…but we can’t let the government off the hook. In the meantime we have our own battles to fight on the ground!

For the rest of the newsletter please follow the link for the pdf download.

November 2011 Newsletter 

The Inherent Risks Of Coal Mining To The Environment

Admin | SHCAG - Wednesday, November 02, 2011

“The inherent risks of coal mining to the environment are well known. Evidence now points to the high price that coal workers, their families and the communities they live in are paying in health costs, not to mention the government’s health budget. Nyema hermiston investigates…”

For the rest of the article please follow the link below.

Your Times 200911