Tuesday, 13 November 2012
After nearly 30 years of helping the people of NSW to protect their environment and heritage under the law, EDO NSW faces an unprecedented threat to its survival and we need your help to ensure we can continue to assist you in public interest environmental matters. Please read on to better understand the problem and what you can do to help.
Posted by KM at 2:59 pm
Friday, 14 September 2012
The Liberal Party may have a clever media strategy but broken promises will not be ignored; the Green’s Jeremy Buckingham reports on a Frack Finding Tour of the US; and as the NSW government gives mining companies permission to deplete our groundwater is El Nino back?
Posted by KM at 9:19 am
Thursday, 13 September 2012
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Dart Energy's PEL 460 which covers the southern area of Putty has now been offered for renewal by the NSW Government along with many other expired petroleum exploration licences. The government has also quietly released the final version of the Strategic Land Use Policy.
Posted by KM at 8:07 am
Friday, 7 September 2012
|Fullerton Cove NSW courtesy of Callum Rigby|
Posted by KM at 8:21 am
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
|Gas well at Camden|
CSIRO rejects the claim made in a television commercial aired on Sunday 2 September that ‘CSIRO [and government studies] have shown that groundwater is safe with coal seam gas’.
At no time has CSIRO made such a statement, and nor do the results of CSIRO research support such a statement.
Posted by KM at 6:11 pm
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Residents in Butler County, Pennsylvania share their fracking experience. Film shared courtesy of Nature Abounds' friend Rich Waters, a local photographer and videographer who is documenting how fracking is changing the lives of his neighbors in Southwest Pennsylvania. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcUyuFjx0IU&feature=share
Posted by KM at 8:57 am
Thursday, 5 July 2012
The Great Artesian Basin (GAB), the country’s only permanent inland water, underlies a quarter of Australia, the driest inhabited continent on earth.
Friday, 22 June 2012
|Putty Creek in flood February 2012|
Posted by KM at 12:53 pm
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Recently, when a guest was reluctant to plug a new laptop into a power socket in our house, I realised just how little people understand solar energy. Yesterday, Harvey Norman announced that it had placed a substantial order for user-friendly solar panels to supply to customers in addition to kitchens, bathroom items, hot water and air conditioning systems.
Perhaps people’s perception of solar is about to change!
Perhaps people’s perception of solar is about to change!
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Not content with putting pressure on the state government, big business and the mining industry have broadened their attack to our federal environment laws. Following intense industry lobbying, federal and state governments have recently announced an aggressive plan to wind back critical environmental protection laws that protect our land, water and wildlife.
Monday, 18 June 2012
The NSW Government has given Dart Energy approval to drill pilot coal seam gas wells north east of Newcastle. Local residents are concerned about contamination of nearby RAMSAR listed wetlands, the Hunter River estuary and the Tomaree Sands groundwater system which is a component of their water supply. This is compounded by the history of earthquakes and floods in the area.
Sunday, 3 June 2012
report on the Great Barrier Reef says ‘The rapid increase of coastal
developments, including ports infrastructure is of significant concern. The property
further lacks an overall plan for the future sustainable development of the
reef that will lead to protection of Outstanding Universal Value in the
|Courtesy of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority|
It goes on to ‘requests the State Party to not permit any new port development or associated infrastructure outside of the existing and long-established major port areas within or adjoining the property, and to ensure that development is not permitted if it would impact individually or cumulatively on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property’.
Posted by KM at 3:19 pm
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Monday, 21 May 2012
Saturday, 19 May 2012
|Wollemi National Park - B Kearns|
Sunday, 13 May 2012
Sunday, 6 May 2012
Thousands of people from farms and environmental groups march to State Parliament on 1 May chanting "City and country, united we stand. Protect our water, protect our land". They were demonstrating their objections to the Government’s draft Strategic Land Use policy.
Sunday, 22 April 2012
NSW Farmers have organised buses to take people to Sydney for a march to Parliament House on 1 May 2012. City dwellers, farmers, environmentalists are all encouraged to march to protect your land, water and environment from mining activity.
Posted by KM at 10:58 am
Saturday, 21 April 2012
It’s an interesting time in politics as the new Green leader, Christine Milne goes on a nationwide tour of rural and regional Australia, the Federal Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, declares himself a conservative conservationist and the CWA prepare to march in a protest in Sydney. Meanwhile some councils and companies are thinking outside the box on solar energy.
Monday, 16 April 2012
Monday, 9 April 2012
Peter Ralph is coming to the Hunter Valley to launch and sign copies of his new book on Sunday 15 April at 6:00pm River Flats Estate, Wollombi Road, Broke.
BYO: drinks, a plate of food to share and if you would like to stay for a wood-fired pizza, please bring a bowl of pizza toppings (eg., salami, ham, capsicum, onions, mushrooms ...)
Posted by KM at 9:53 am
Friday, 6 April 2012
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Here's a link to Lee Jeloscek and his camera crew’s coverage on Channel 7 of the rally at Putty on 1 April against the NSW Government’s Strategic Regional Land Use Plan (SRLUP) for the Upper Hunter. http://au.news.yahoo.com/video/nsw/watch/28812009/putty-fires-up-over-csg-plans/885604/
The Putty community and people downstream came together for a rally at the Putty Hall on Sunday 1 April.
The rally was organised as a protest against the NSW Government’s Strategic Regional Land Use Plan (SRLUP) for the Upper Hunter which has the Putty area mapped as an area with potential for coal seam gas extraction and open-cut and/or underground coal mining.
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Last Thursday I went to NSW Parliament House to see the Moratorium Bill on CSG knocked back in the Legislative Council and the petition with 20,000 signatures debated in the Legislative Assembly. I am pleased I did as it was hardly reported in the media.
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Monday, 27 February 2012
Hawkesbury Environmental Network held a CSG information session in
on 16 February. Jem Hallinan from the Environmental Defenders Office gave a presentation on the legal rights of landholders and Tim Spooner talked about how the Putty community found out about exploration in their area. Windsor
Posted by KM at 7:47 am