Land Clearing Media Releases
- Tarkine Wilderness - too special to mine - September 07, 2012
- NSW Government greenlights destruction of remnant bushland - July 23, 2012
- Environment the thorn in O’Farrell’s side - March 28, 2012
- Wilderness Society takes environment campaign right up to Campbell Newman - November 07, 2011
- Bimblebox Nature Refuge protest comes to Queensland Parliament House - October 26, 2011
- 12 months to polling day, environment groups put parties on notice - September 05, 2011
- Eastern Star ‘dreaming’ on early 2012 approval of Pilliga Coal Seam Gas Project - June 16, 2011
- Wilderness Society Seeks Confirmation of Environmental Protection in Coalition Mining Plan - May 05, 2011
- Massive Coal Seam Gas Development Planned in the Pilliga Scrub - April 20, 2011
- Good law, but what's the policy? Draft tree clearing laws welcome but need tough annual caps to deliver - March 29, 2011
The Tarkine is World Heritage-quality wilderness and should not be exposed to new highly destructive strip and open-cut mining developments, the Wilderness Society said today in response to the Australian Workers' Union campaign to promote mining in the globally significant conservation area.
Marking the one year anniversary of the O’Farrell Government, the Wilderness Society has called into question Environment Minister Parker’s performance in dealing with the critical environmental issues facing our State.
The Wilderness Society (TWS) will today launch its campaign to secure strong environmental platforms from the ALP and LNP ahead of the Queensland election, with a particular focus on turning around Liberal National Party leader Campbell Newman’s anti-environment agenda.
“The case of Bimblebox demonstrates the need to urgently protect nature refuges from destructive mining. The Bligh Government can not claim to be increasing Queensland’s protected area estate through nature refuge agreements when it is clear to all that it’s still open-slather for the mining industry,”
With just twelve months until the NT election, the Environment Centre NT and the Wilderness Society and the Australian Marine Conservation Society are putting pressure on our political parties and independents to lift their environmental credentials.
Eastern Gas Managing Director David Casey must be dreaming with his recent comments that the company’s Narrabri Gas Field will be approved by early next year.
The Wilderness Society has raised concerns that the Coalition’s interim assessment policy for mining and gas developments will fail to include core environmental concerns, including clearing of threatened forests, and disposal of polluted water from coal seam gas operations.
Eastern Star Gas has applied for approval from the Federal Government under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act to develop a massive coal seam gas field in the Pilliga Scrub, near Narrabri in northern NSW. “This is the first time that a major coal seam gas production proposal has targeted bushland in NSW and it will have massive environmental impacts."
Today The Wilderness Society (TWS) cautiously welcomed the NT government's announcement to deliver on its 2008 election promise to end major destructive tree clearing, but warned that the setting of annual tree clearing caps will determine whether the Territory government was serious.