NSW coal statement draws criticism from environmental groups

THE New South Wales government is leaving land use conflict in farming areas in the too hard basket and putting water resources at risk of long-term damage and depletion with its newly-released Strategic Statement on coal exploration and mining, environmental groups say.

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NSW coal statement draws criticism from environmental groups NSW coal statement draws criticism from environmental groups NSW coal statement draws criticism from environmental groups NSW coal statement draws criticism from environmental groups NSW coal statement draws criticism from environmental groups

People and communities in coal mining regions would be affected by climate change.

 

Lock the Gate Alliance spokeswoman Georgina Woods said mining companies would still be allowed to expand their existing exploration activities, including on strategic farmland.

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