Environment

The Bylong community is stepping up its fight to save their valley from coal mining after the Independent Planning Commission bailed from defending its own negative assessment, writes Jim McIlroy.

More people are saying “politics is broken” and it is not hard to see why. But, as Alex Bainbridge argues, fixing the situation will require breaking the enormous power fossil fuel corporations have over the major parties.

Bullying is never okay, and certainly not from the “lunatic fringe” inner city or “scientists”, writes Carlo Sands.

The bushfire emergency has not slowed the bipartisan charge to push the planet over the climate catastrophe cliff, writes Sam Wainwright.

Community concern about the federal government’s inability to develop a coherent national energy policy was evident at the national community summit on coal power transition, writes Steve O'Brien.

Marie Flood and Pip Hinman report from the second hearing into the NSW government's enforcement of the Chief Scientists' guidelines on coal seam gas. They heard disturbing reports from farmers.

For years, gas companies have been eyeing the Beetaloo Sub-basin, 500 kilometres south-east of Darwin, in the Northern Territory. Now, a compliant NT Labor administration, working hand in glove with the federal Coalition government, has emboldened them to step up production, despite widespread objections, writes Pip Hinman.

Greyhound Australia is the latest to join the growing list of companies refusing to work with Adani on its Carmichael coal mine in Central Queensland, after a targeted campaign by Stop Adani activists.

The residents’ battle to save the trees in the historic Gandolfo Gardens is far from over, despite the Herald Sun’s claim that it “has ended”.

The discovery of a significant koala population in close proximity to the proposed Wallarah 2 coal mine on the New South Wales Central Coast has given renewed vigour to a 20-year long community campaign against the mine.

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