Donate to the Rocky Hill legal challenge

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Rocky Hill Chuffed Campaign

Help Gloucester to fight

The future of the Gloucester Township hangs in the balance. Gloucester Resources Limited (GRL) wants to build the Rocky Hill Mining Project. The 220 metre deep open cut pit and mine site covers environmental protection areas and agricultural land. It would operate just over 1km from family homes and farms with major social impacts such as air quality pollution, dust, noise, visual amenity and health impacts both physical and psychological. This proposal is untenable and unacceptable for over 3000 residents of the township and surrounds.

The small community of Gloucester's fate hangs on a legal trial. Without independent expert analysis the key information the government has available to rely on in its assessment of this mine is from the mining company itself.

As a small community we need your help to be able to afford to pay for expert analysis. Independent scrutiny of this proposed mine is vital. Can you help?

To donate and read more: https://chuffed.org/project/stand-up-with-gloucester 

 

Solar Schools Petition

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Please sign our petition to Education Minister Rob Stokes and let him know that parents, students, teachers, and the vast majority of people in NSW want our public schools powered by 100% solar.

Australia must switch to 100% renewables by 2030 to avoid the most devastating impacts of climate change. This is an ambitious target, but it is 100% achievable.

Unfortunately, the government has so far refused to get on board, but I am optimistic that if people like you and me work together can turn that around.

There are countless examples of ordinary people uniting to achieve great things. Whether it is ending apartheid or achieving marriage equality, it has been the power of everyday people like you me standing together that has made our society fairer and more sustainable with each passing generation.

Right now, as we appear to be reaching a tipping point of the climate crisis, we need leadership from community-based institutions like our schools taking decisive action.

Not all public schools can get there on their own. That’s why I’m asking you to join me and thousands of other people to call on the Education Minister to fund solar systems for every public school in NSW.

Please add your name to the petition and be part of a people-driven movement to #repower our schools and our future

Demand Federal Adani Review

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From the Stop Adani campaign

Adani wants to suck 12.5 billion litres of water EVERY YEAR from the Suttor River for its Carmichael coal mine. Adani is trying on a sneaky move – hoping to avoid having to do a proper environmental impact assessment of the scheme.

Federal Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg, still has to make a decision on whether Adani's water scheme requires a full environmental assessment. Drought-stricken Queensland can’t afford to pour its precious water into a coal mine that will exacerbate climate change.

Will you contact the Minister for Environment and Energy today and ask him to conduct a full and proper assessment of Adani's water scheme?

Contact form. https://stopadani.good.do/StopAdaniwater/email-mps/

Sun Fundy solar raffle drawn 25th Feb - great prizes!

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This premium-prize raffle is raising funds to help Carrington Bowling Club go solar.

1st Prize: 1.6kW solar PV system installed

2nd Prize: $800 voucher at Metro Cycles

3rd Prize: dinner for two at Carrington Bowlo

drawn Sunday 25th Feb at the club. 

Get your tickets ($5 each) at:

Metro Cycles 2 Bellevue St, Newcastle West

Carrington Bowling Club

or message Climate Action Newcastle's Facebook pageor email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Move the Carrington Coal Terminal - submissions due 28th February

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draft Greater Newcastle metropolitan plan has just been released by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

Thanks to the feedback from the local community a highlight of the plan is the inclusion of an investigation into relocating the Carrington coal stockpiles and loader away from residential areas (page 84).

The draft plan will examine options to revitalise this area.

'This presents an important opportunity for our community. Relocating the Carrington Coal Terminal and Stockpiles will:

  • Reduce coal dust pollution that is already at unacceptable levels
  • Stop the coal trains and the noise, dust, dieselfumes and traffic problems they cause for rail side suburbs from Carrington to Maitland
  • Create new opportunities for tourism, open space, light industrial or other export industries that are compatible with the residential area, schools and the proposed new cruise ship terminal
  • Consolidate coal exports at the Kooragang coal terminal Which is also owned by Port Waratah Coal Services who have 40% spare capacity.

We have until the 28th of February 2018 to have a say on the draft Greater Newcastle metropolitan plan.

Move the Carrington Coal Terminal. Let's make it happen!
Write your submission here, and the Tighes Hill Community Group will print them out and personally deliver them to the Department of Planning. To have the most impact please make sure to include your own thoughts in the submission: 

https://closet1.good.do/nomorecoaldustfornewcastle/nomorecoaldustfornewcastle/ 

19 countries pledge to phase out coal

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A new alliance of 19 nations committed to quickly phasing out coal has been launched at the UN climate summit in Bonn, Germany. It was greeted as a “political watershed”, signalling the end of the dirtiest fossil fuel that currently provides 40% of global electricity.

It's good to see there is climate leadership out there in the world. A big shame there is no buy-in from Australia or Asian nations yet, but let's hope it is contagious.

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Demand the Big Four banks ban coal!

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For more than four years, you’ve helped us pressure the Big Four Banks of Australia -- NAB, Commonwealth, ANZ and Westpac -- to ban investment in new coal, oil and gas and lead on climate change. Today NAB put forward a new sustainability policy. While the bank is stepping up its investments in the low carbon sector, it still leaves the door open to more investment in fossil fuels.

It's time. New coal investments must stop today. Please sign and share.

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Why the IPA's claim global warming is natural is 'junk science'

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Dr Benjamin Henley, of the University of Melbourne, has published several studies using proxy data to understand ancient climates. He says the paper should never have been published and should be withdrawn.

“The paper is seriously flawed and should be retracted by the journal,” Henley said, pointing out several serious issues with the way the data had been used.

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Replace Liddell With Clean Energy

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AGL is Australia’s biggest climate polluter.

But right now Malcolm Turnbull is pressuring AGL to keep the oldest, dirtiest power station in NSW burning coal for a decade to come. Unlike the government, AGL have a greenhouse plan and they know they have to shut down coal-fired power stations. They even gave the government seven years notice of their intentions to close Liddell and are finalising a plan to replace it with clean energy.

It’s time to help AGL stand up to the Government’s bullying.

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Big support for bulk-buy energy storage launch

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People power shines for bulk-buy energy storage program

The winds of change blew through Newcastle on Thursday night when the world’s largest coal port played host to Australia’s first bulk-buy of renewable home energy storage systems.

More than 600 people packed into Newcastle City Hall for the bulk-buy launch presented by program partners SunCrowd and Climate Action Newcastle.

The bulk-buy program allows early adopters to obtain new storage systems at greatly reduced prices.

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