Tag Archives: Environment

‘Coal Dust and Your Health’ Forum

Join us to hear the results of a recent air pollution study funded and coordinated by Hunter community groups. When: Thursday 7th March 2013 5:30pm for 6pm start Where: The Lovett Gallery, Newcastle Region Library, 2nd Floor, Laman Street, Newcastle 2300 Many … Continue reading

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Save the Environmental Defenders Office

Update on the progress of EDO NSW’s appeal to the NSW Government for ongoing funding of your community environmental law centre. THIS WEEK EDO NSW on 7.30 – The NSW edition of ABC TV’s 7.30 program, hosted by Quentin Dempster, is screening a report … Continue reading

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Investigation of the health, safety and amenity impacts of Port of Newcastle Development

A public Commission of Inquiry into the operation and future development of the Port of Newcastle that includes investigation of the health, safety and amenity impacts of Port operations is long overdue. The Government’s denial and delay in addressing valid … Continue reading

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Michael Osborne on Coal Seam Gas at Fullerton Cove: article, video, maps and images.

The residents of Fullerton Cove, just north of Newcastle, are firmly opposed to coal seam gas drilling in the area. This is clearly shown by the fact that just about every house in the suburb has a “Lock the Gate” triangle nailed to the front fence.

Fullerton Cove, in the Port Stephens local government area, sits within the Tomago-Stockton coastal aquifer that supplies 20% to 25% of the Lower Hunter’s drinking water supply.

Dart Energy has proposed coal seam gas drilling and extraction in the area, which would place the drinking water supply at risk of irreversible contamination.

In December last year, Port Stephens Council unanimously resolved to urge the state government that “no further exploration be permitted until such time as the impact of coal gas exploration is known.” Continue reading

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Neoliberalism, the environment and education: O’Farrell’s dangerous mix

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Greens launch environment policy with a strong economic focus

Newcastle Greens today launched their Protected and enhanced environment policy on World Environment Day, 94 days out from the Council elections, with a set of actions that will save the Council and save the community in the long term.

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Fortieth anniversary World Environment Day 5 June 2012

The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is ‘Green Economy: Does it include you?’ My response to this question is “not yet”. But I want to make sure my kids are included in one. Forty years ago, the United … Continue reading

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