Get off your bums NOW and please stand up and fight for our beautiful country. We've just been sent this article from 'Lock the Gates.'
Please circulate this to everyone you know – this has come from prominent Environmental Activists who know how to find where the permits have been granted.
You should be aware – and deeply concerned - that these stories are NOT being reported in the
Mining of this magnitude will destroy our great state of
In 20 years we will be a slag heap, our waters will be polluted, our
Virtually the entire Darling Downs is now covered by coal permits of one form or another. The South Burnett will be next, as well as the
Ambre Energy has a mining lease application over 2000 ha of
Newmont has a mineral development license over 13000 ha south of Felton.
Other mining leases in the
· Haystack Plain: 13,000 ha of iconic Darling Downs farmland. Tarong Energy – which is wholly owned by the Queensland Government – owns the Mineral Development Licence for the coal deposit under the Haystack Plain.
Tarong Energy representatives have stated that they have more than enough coal to service the Tarong Power Station for its entire operating life (25years+) without using the Haystack coal deposit.
They are, however, now reviewing the asset with the intention to sell the Mineral Development Licence to another company. The Haystack coal deposit is export quality coal and is likely to be exported.’
There are also applications for bauxite mines near Crows Nest and nearby Geham.
There are bauxite exploration permits for 7,000sq kms of Qld, focused around Kingaroy and Pittsworth in particular.
There is a permit granted for a coal mine in the
The Qld State Government, the Toowoomba Regional Shire Council and a local developer are currently forcing through the biggest noxious and dangerous toxic industrial estate ever seen in regional
At 600ha, it is double the size of the heavy industrial area for the entire city of
Despite the fact that Toowoomba is a Garden City with an economy based on farming, tourism, education and retirees, there have been no environmental studies on the site or buffering to protect nearby farms. One of
There are now exploration leases or applications for leases over almost every major grain farm, thoroughbred farm and beef farm on the Darling Downs.