Margaret Gleeson

After more than a decade of campaigning, Traditional Custodians, farmers and environmentalists are celebrating the preservation of rich farming plains from a coal corporation, writes Margaret Gleeson.

Margaret Gleeson reports that despite the drop in electricity generation from some coal-fired power stations, the Environmental Justice Alliance has found little change in the amount of toxic emissions being emitted. 

The Oakey Coal Action Alliance has claimed victory after the High Court ruled its appeal to the expansion of the New Acland coal mine could be reheard, reports Margaret Gleeson.

The New South Wales Independent Planning Commission has decided not to approve an application by South32 to extend its Dendrobium coal mine under Sydney’s main water catchment. Margaret Gleeson reports.

Margaret Gleeson reports on a resident-organised protest aimed at getting a dirty coal-fired power station on the NSW Central Coast to clean up its act.

A school strike for climate in Sydney in March 2019. Photo: Zebedee Parkes

As spring exited into summer with record temperatures in much of New South Wales and South Australia, public support for strong action on the climate continues to grow. Margaret Gleeson reports. 

The federal government has given the ageing privately-owned Vales Point coal fired power station on the NSW Central Coast a public funding boost, writes Margaret Gleeson.

The approval for Whitehaven Coal to extend its Vickery coal mine represents a green light to a serial vandal amid a climate emergency in which Australia is playing a leading role, argues Margaret Gleeson.

Gomeroi Traditional Custodians, who lost a bid to protect a sacred site from being destroyed for the Shenhua Watermark coal mine in north-west New South Wales, have lodged a new application to protect country, reports Margaret Gleeson.

Farmers say Whitehaven Coal’s effort to expand operations in the Gunnedah Basin poses serious risks to water resources and agricultural land, reports Margaret Gleeson.

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