The Greens in Palerang

Archive for August, 2012

O’Farrell floundering on coal seam gas facts

Friday, August 31st, 2012

The Greens NSW spokesperson on mining Jeremy Buckingham today said Premier Barry O’Farrell was floundering on coal seam gas after getting his facts wrong several times this week on approvals, compensation liability for cancellation of gas exploration licences, and on future gas supply.

“Barry O’Farrell is floundering on coal seam gas. Under pressure over gas drilling in the marginal seats of Newcastle and Campbelltown, the Premier has got some key facts wrong,” said Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham.


The Premier claimed Dart Energy’s approvals at Fullerton Cove (near Newcastle) “were granted under the former government” and that “his hands were tied”.   (more…)

Native Vegetation Regulation and Environmental Outcomes and Assessment Methodology Review

Friday, August 24th, 2012

The Braidwood Greens are committed to the protection of high conservation value native vegetation, fauna, flora and the hydrological systems that support them. We believe that community involvement in decision-making is critical in securing sustainable food production, use of natural resources and ecological conservation to ensure the sustainability of regional Australia.

The objectives of the Native Vegetation Act Objectives of the Act are:

a) to provide for, encourage and promote the management of native vegetation on a regional basis in the social, economic and environmental interests of the State, and
b) to prevent broadscale clearing unless it improves or maintains environmental outcomes, and
c) to protect native vegetation of high conservation value having regard to its contribution to such matters as water quality, biodiversity, or the prevention of salinity or land degradation, and
d) to improve the condition of existing native vegetation, particularly where it has high conservation value, and
e) to encourage the revegetation of land, and the rehabilitation of land, with appropriate native vegetation

Native Vegetation Regulation

To date the native vegetation framework in NSW has not achieved its main objectives. This is because:

  • High conservation value native vegetation such as threatened flora, significant habitat for threatened species and Endangered Ecological Communities (EECs) continue to be cleared without environmental assessment through the use of permitted clearing provisions such as Routine Agricultural Management Activities (RAMAs) and Regrowth, on private and public lands.  (more…)

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