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New pollution figures underscore perversity of coal mining subsidies

New carbon pollution figures released by the federal government highlight the perversity of multi-billion dollar subsidies to the mining industry, according to the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.

The latest update of the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory found that an increase in Australia’s carbon pollution over the last quarter was largely driven by increased fugitive emissions from coal mines. [1]

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No mandate for uranium – public inquiry needed

New South Wales and national environment groups have called for an independent public review into uranium mining in the state, saying Premier Barry O’Farrell has no mandate to change a long-standing and popular policy banning uranium projects.

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Dharawal National Park a win for local conservationists

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW has today welcomed the declaration of Dharawal National Park, and paid tribute to those who have worked so hard to make the park a reality.


“The declaration of Dharawal National Park is a real win for local conservationists, who have worked tirelessly for more than three decades to protect this remarkable area from the impacts of mining development,” said Pepe Clarke, Chief Executive Officer of the Nature Conservation Council.


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