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We just had a big victory for Australia’s forests
The Federal Climate and Energy Minister, Chris Bowen, has announced the exclusion of native forest biomass energy under the label of ‘renewable energy’. This means that the biomass energy industry will find it extremely difficult to become the new driver of forest destruction in Australia.
Lower Blue Mountains voters don't support Sarah Richards' position on Warragamba Dam
Residents of the lower Blue Mountains have said they are seriously alarmed that Sarah Richards, the Liberal candidate for the marginal seat of Macquarie, is actively trying to secure funding to raise the Warragamba Dam wall and put the World Heritage Listing of the Blue Mountains...
UNESCO advises Warragamba Dam should not be raised
UNESCO has criticised the “inappropriate” proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall by 14 metres, warning the current plans have not addressed key concerns in a Technical Review undertaken by its scientific advisors at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Stuart Ayres attacks NSW Government agencies over criticism of Warragamba EIS
Despite blistering criticism from NSW Government agencies on Tuesday regarding the severe inadequacies of the Warragamba Dam raising EIS, Minister for Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres, has today confirmed on 2GB radio that construction will proceed on the raising of Warragamba Dam wall regardless. Stuart Ayres said on the Ben Fordham radio...
Warragamba Dam EIS release next step in farcical process
Today's 4,000 page release of the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the raising of Warragamba Dam is "simply the latest act in an ongoing political farce", Harry Burkitt, General Manager at the Colong Foundation for Wilderness said.
Cost of Warragamba Dam raising more than doubles
Documents obtained under freedom of information from October 2019 (attached) show that the cost of raising the Warragamba Dam has more than doubled to $1.6 billion. The document’s release comes after Minster Ayres and Infrastructure NSW have repeatedly stood-by their figure of $700 million for the project under...