01 February, 2015

Huge new coal mine approval for Liverpool Plains

A catastrophe. A catastrophe for farmers, a catastrophe for the fertile black soils of the Liverpool Plains and a disaster for our climate — that's the giant, new coal mine that the NSW Government just approved.
The Shenhua coal company has already taken over 39 farms, and will buy up 20 more for the mine. The open pit will be mined for 268 million tonnes of coal, risks destroying the best soil and water resources in Australia, and will bulldoze 789 hectares of endangered box gum woodland.

We can’t let them get away with it — but we need your help to spread the word. Will you join our campaign to put coal and coal seam gas on the election agenda?

The Greens are the only party with a policy of No New Coal. The National Party has comprehensively failed to protect good farming land, while Liberal and Labor march to the coal industry’s tune.

We have a plan to transition away from fossil fuels to a clean energy economy — but we need your help to talk to 400,000 voters in NSW about what a coal-free future could like.

The Greens

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