Open cut coal mine for Mirboo North?

There is currently a proposal from Mantle Mining for an exploration permit to look for coal over the township of Mirboo North in Gippsland.

After an enormous turn out at the community meeting on Sunday 22 July, hundreds of objection letters were written by locals.

We have until August 6 to send in objections. Please check here for updates on the campaign and how to send an objection.

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The Coalition government & the environment

The Victorian Coalition has now been in power for almost two years. Sadly, the news has been almost relentlessly negative on the question of environmental and climate change issues.


Check here for an assessment of their progress.

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New coal production nothing more than old policy

One of Victoria’s worst kept secrets over the past year has been the intention of the State Government to expand the state’s involvement in the coal industry.

A draft cabinet submission shows that the Baillieu government is preparing a campaign to promote further development of Victoria's brown coal reserves.

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It is the coal barons, not activists, who threaten society

Anti-coal activists pose a political threat. That's why we're being spied on.

An opinion piece by Shaun Murray.

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Ted Baillieu’s worst environmental decision yet?

Today’s announcement that coal mining will be allowed to continue at Anglesea is possibly the worst in a long list of bad environmental decisions since the Baillieu government was elected, according to Friends of the Earth.

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Environment Groups Disappointed with Senate Committee recommendations on Koalas

Friends of the Earth and Friends of Gippsland Bush today announced that they were disappointed with recommendations made by the Senate Standing Committee on the Status, Health and Sustainability of Australia's Koala Population.

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Help head off a threat from coal and CSG operations in Victoria

Mecrus Resources has lodged applications for Exploration Permits for districts in south-western Victoria.

The company lists mineral sands, brown and black and coal bed methane (also called CSG), gold, silver, platinum and other minerals amongst the resources it wants to explore for.

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