- Contact Details: Sydney Ideas Forum - 9351 2943
- Event Dates: Thu, 2 May 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- Location: Sydney, Camperdown
- Venue: Sydney Law School, New Law School Building (F10)
A Sydney Ideas Forum: Coal Seam Gas, Coal Mining, and Environmental Justice in NSW
Greens MP and environment spokesperson Cate Faehrmann is calling on the government to undertake an urgent assessment of all ammonium nitrate storage and production facilities across the state, following the devastating explosion of an ammonium nitrate plant in Texas.
Greens MP and environment spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has welcomed the decision of the Land and Environment Court to withdraw the approval to expand the Warkworth coal mine closer to the Village of Bulga and into woodland previously set aside for ecological offsets.
Greens MP and environment spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has labelled the NSW Government's 'Upper Hunter Air Particles Action Plan', released today, as an insult to the local community that has been begging for better dust controls for years. Ms Faehrmann says the plan is an inadequate response to the serious health risks of particulate pollution.
Proposals to allow wealthy households to buy their way out of water restrictions will undermine the effectiveness of drought responses and create a system that is unfair, inefficient and divisive, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye.
('Rich could buy way out of drought restrictions', Sun Herald, 24 March 2013, p. 4, http://j.mp/10yjQ61)
A flawed environmental assessment of a Pacific Highway upgrade project puts already-threatened species at greater risk and could have an impact on protected Aboriginal lands, warns North Coast Greens MP Jan Barham.
Both Labor and the Opposition have voted against a motion put by Australian Greens Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon calling on them to reject the proposed forth coal terminal (T4) because of its impact on public health in the Hunter.
Greens MP and environment spokesperson Cate Faehrmann says the O'Farrell government is now the biggest threat to the marine environment in NSW after it abolished a key Marine Parks Authority and issued an invitation today to recreational fishers to fish in parts of the marine parks estate previously off-limits.
David Shoebridge today submitted a petition of over two hundred signatures to the NSW Legislative Council calling for the abolition of the Game Council and for the government to legislate for a permanent end to recreational hunting in NSW.
Greens NSW Senator and forests spokesperson Lee Rhiannon has congratulated Front Line Action on Coal for today’s action at Whitehaven’s Tarrawonga Mine, a proposed development which will destroy 150 hectares of both prime farmland and state forest.