1/4 WALGETT or WHITEHAVEN - WHO GETS THE WATER?
When we finally get a weekend of rain during the worst drought in recorded history should coal mines be allowed to pump.
Out of control. NSW Dept of Planning Resources Branch have been referred to as wizards (https://independentaustralia.net/environment/environment-display/the-wizards-of-bridge-street-inside-the-nsw-planning-department,8541 ) but are they more like cowboys when reading the Whitehaven Coal water harvesting story? @RobStokesMP #nswpol @AdamSearleMLC #planning #mining https://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/6547204/mine-pipeline-backflip-reeks-of-easier-to-seek-forgiveness-than-permission/ https://twitter.com/wandoinc/status/1217915318753906689
@davesgas @NRAR @NSWDPIE @NSWOmbo @RobStokesMP ../ @NRAR “only advisory”- given the #water access Regulator’s stated low confidence, an Environmental Impact Assessment was called for. @NSWDPIE has aided and abetted Whitehaven Coal gaining a substantial advantage by evading due Planning processes. #ICAC #MaulesCreek
Ten years of missed opportunities – Echonetdaily Mining and Murdoch maintained their vice-like grip on Australian politics and the minds of the masses. The rich got richer, and the poor got homeless. excerpt https://www.echo.net.au/2020/01/ten-years-missed-opportunities/#.XiDN7AsVZL8.twitter
The #water is thrown away on wealthy foreign mining companies.
Then the Govt squanders whatever we get on subsidies for other fossil fuel companies, then takes donations from these for their election campaigns!
It's a viscous circle of conservatives https://twitter.com/nwpadvocacy/status/1217671233971470336
@blairpalese @peterjameswills @ScottMorrisonMP Australia was absolutely blessed with the natural resources needed for growth on par with our population, they've been squandered for profit and now the water has gone.
The Lucky Country is running out of luck. A great essay by @jkeaneSDN on #AustraliaBurns dark money and the decline of democracy https://www.michaelwest.com.au/out-of-luck-john-keane-on-bushfires-scott-morrison-and-the-decline-of-democracy/