OUR MISSION: TO PROTECT THE VALUABLE SOIL AND WATER RESOURCES OF THE FERTILE AND HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE LIVERPOOL PLAINS

July2015


The Shenhua coal mine IS on the floodplain

Posted on July 13th, by CCAG in Uncategorized. No Comments

Under the legal gazetted definition of floodplain, the Shenhua project is in fact on the floodplain.
Despite what some say, this mine is encroaching on prime agricultural land.
We do not accept the “specialised” definition of floodplain that is being used only for the purposes of the two mines proposed on the Liverpool Plains, in the middle of Australia’s prime agricultural lands.


Why even strict conditions are inadequate

Posted on July 13th, by CCAG in Agriculture, CCAG, Coal, Environment, Science, Shenhua, Water. No Comments

Even the “strictest” conditions imposed on the project are inadequate to ensure the safety of our pristine water, and it is not hard to understand why.
Once the aquifer has been cracked, damaged, or polluted it not possible to just fix it. No one can “make good” once the damage has been done.
It is that simple.
No report guaranteed no damage to water – the term “minimal” is one frequently used, and is vastly different to the assurances of “zero damage” that we require to allow this mine to proceed.
It is that simple.


How you can help

Posted on July 13th, by CCAG in Agriculture, CCAG, Coal, Environment, How to Help, Media, Political, Shenhua. 2 comments

Since Hunt’s decision to conditionally approve the Shenhua Watermark Coal Mine, the petition on change.org has over 42,000 signatures and we have received plenty of support through the media. We MUST build on this momentum!

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Gandhi

If you think the Shenhua Watermark Coal Project should not be approved you can do ALL of the following:
1. Contact Mike Baird and let him know that he should not approve this new coal mine
2. Contact Tony Abbott and let him know that this project should not go ahead
3. Sign and circulate to everybody you know the change.org petition
4. Circulate this email to ALL your friends, family and colleagues who would think THIS MINE IS A DUMB IDEA!

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