In a letter to the editor Drew Hutton said:-
‘Yesterday, not one, but two coal mines were rejected in New South Wales. Out of nearly 30 coal mines, extensions and modifications assessed by the Planning Assessment Commission over the last two years, these are the first ones to be knocked back.
World class horse-breeding studs in the Hunter Valley and unique rock formations known as the ‘Gardens of Stone’ in the Blue Mountains have both been saved from open-cut coal mining by these decisions. A reprieve for two amazing landscapes.
Our heartfelt congratulations and thanks to the people and communities who worked so hard to defend them.
This follows hard on the heels of a decision by the NSW Minister for Resources to cancel three coal seam gas licences last week.
Inch by inch, action by action, together we are starting to restore some balance.
If you would like to keep the momentum building, please consider becoming a Gate Keeper today.
With your support you can provide Lock the Gate with the certainty we need to plan ahead and to make sure we are there to support communities when they need us most.
The tide is turning. Success is within our grasp. Let’s keep the ball rolling…..
Lock the Gate Alliance
An interview with Mitch Williams MP regarding the above, is coming up on 5THE FM, and a full report on his interview will be posted on wattlerangenow.