Coal and gas

Help us stop the polluting coal and gas industries destroying precious wildlife habitat and adding to climate change.

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Defending communities, water and wild places against coal and gas

We are proud partners of the Our Land, Our Water, Our Future campaign, an alliance of more than 75 community groups across the state working in the lead up to the 2015 state election to secure lasting protection for our water catchments, wild places and local communities from destructive coal and coal seam gas development. Learn more about our coal and gas campaigns.

Coal and gas expansion is out of control

Coal and coal seam gas development is expanding at an unprecedented rate across New South Wales, threatening public health, clean air and water, productive farmlands and natural areas. Exploration licences and mining leases have been granted over tens of millions of hectares of our state. Public lands are at particular risk: our analysis has found that coal and gas exploration licences cover more than half of our state forests and nearly two thirds of our state conservation areas.

Coal mining creates permanent, destructive changes to our environment , clearing wildlife habitat, destroying rivers and streams, permanently damaging aquifers and polluting air and water. Coal mined in New South Wales is burned in Australia and overseas, polluting the air and producing over 400 million tonnes of carbon pollution annually.

We cannot afford to sacrifice the essentials of life – clean air, fresh water and our best farmland – for the benefit of powerful vested interests. It’s time to take a stand to protect our land, our water and our future.

Our solution

We need laws that:

  • protect our water resources, wild places and productive farmland
  • put strict limits on air and water pollution to protect community health
  • protect community rights and ensure independent assessment of mining proposals

It’s time for our state to move beyond coal and gas, by driving investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable industries that don’t threaten our land, water and wild places.

Get involved

We are playing a leading role in state wide efforts to secure protection of natural areas, water resources and local communities from destructive mining and coal seam gas development. You can get involved by volunteering, taking action online and making a donation. Learn more about our coal and gas campaigns.

Our Land, Our Water, Our Future

We are working with more than 75 community groups from across the state to secure lasting protection for our water catchments, wild places and local communities from destructive coal and coal seam gas development. Learn more

Protect Sydney’s Water

Coal mining in Sydney’s drinking water catchment is cracking bed rock, destroying creeks and streams and draining about three billion litres a year from our water supply. We have formed a broad community alliance to protect the water supply for more than 4.5 million people. Learn more

Icons Under Threat

Our Icons Under Threat report outlines case studies from seven iconic natural areas at risk from coal and gas expansion. Our Icons Under Threat video tells stories from people at the front line of the fight for our treasured natural places. Learn more.

 

 

Latest news

 

20 January, 2017

 

Blog 1

“The government needs to develop a clean energy transition plan as a matter of urgency with input from all the key stakeholder, including workers in the energy sector.”

Forests and wildlifeCoal and gas

20 January, 2017

 

Blog 2

“The government needs to develop a clean energy transition plan as a matter of urgency with input from all the key stakeholder, including workers in the energy sector.”

Forests and wildlifeCoal and gas

28 May, 2014

 

National Pollutant Inventory reveals massive increases in particle pollution, lead, arsenic and other pollutants

The 2012-13 National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) report published this week confirms community concerns about increasing pollution from coal mining.

Coal and gasPollution and wasteClean energy solutions

 

Resources

 

Our Land, Our Water, Our Future Supporter Pack

Our Land, Our Water, Our Future Supporter Pack

 

Our Land, Our Water, Our Future Campaign Video

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Case Study | Leard State Forest

Open-cut coal mining is set to destroy the stunning Leard Forest in the state's northwest.

 
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