The China Syndrome, 2011
Shenhua’s bid to dig a hole at Watermark to rival anything yet dug in Australia, has been pushed along with its 11th hour bid for a ‘preliminary’ development license, just prior to the NSW State Election.
Media interviews with a seemingly deliberative miners spokesman contrast with almost universal condemnation of the application made under State Labors detested Part3A planning law, which politically gives carte blanche to development over local concerns. Whilst this might remain Labors legacy, voters look to Nationals and Liberals, if elected, to follow through on their promises to curtail this excess.
CCAG condemns this blatant push to progress mine development before any real scrutiny, before the Water Study reports and especially before the current political electoral process runs its course.
And rumour has it that Shenhua has offered its pit as toxic waste repository for Sydney!
A taste of the Plains
Another great day on the Plains.
Thoughts of coal and gas mining were displaced by great food and entertainment as exuberant crowds of locals and visitors joined to take advantage of a great day of fun food and entertainment at Caroona, in the heart of the Liverpool Plains. Opera and country singers, fashion parades, poetry readings were just part of the fun, as thousands joined in .
On a serious note, guest speakers Assoc. Professor Julian Cribb outlined the coming critical world food shortages, Matt Wright from Beyond Zero Emissions discussed an alternative non coal, non gas electric future based on proven solar and wind technologies. Other speakers included Deborah Tabart CEO of the Australian Koala Foundation, Adam Blakester from Paradigm Play Armidale, Professor Paul Martin from UNE Aglaw centre, Tim Wright a holistic farmer from Uralla and living legend, Jack … Read More »