BRAVO TO THE PEOPLE OF THE LIVERPOOL PLAINS… and Alan Jones

     It has been announced on Sky News the NSW government will protect the Liverpool Plains from destructive mining – but only after the folk of the fertile farmland in northern NSW fought for it!  It has been protected from mining by a foreign-owned (Chinese communist government owned…ed) coal company but critics say the state government’s intervention doesn’t go far enough with ridge lands still at risk. The Berejiklian government on Wednesday, 12 July announced it would refund $262 million to Shenhua Watermark to buy back more than half of a coal exploration licence in the Liverpool Plains region…

     NSW Energy Minister Don Harwin says mining activity will now be restricted to the ridge lands to protect the region’s fertile black soils.  Former local farmer Tim Duddy says the government’s decision is a step in the right direction.  ‘It’s not the silver bullet but it’s the start of one arriving,’ he told ABC Radio.  ‘This is about agriculture versus mining and it is an illustration that in some spaces they are not compatible’…
     The NSW Greens have made similar calls, arguing Wednesday’s decision doesn’t go far enough in protecting the region’s water table.  ‘The idea that you can dig a 300-metre deep pit next to a flood plain and it will not impact on the water table is ridiculous,’ Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham said in a statement… An exploration licence for BHP’s mining project, also in the Liverpool Plains, was bought back by the state government last year.
     One does wonder where were the Greens during the skirmishes and the ensuing battles?

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