The decision by Environment Minister Bill Marmion to uphold the EPA’s rejection of a coal mine Continue reading
Coal and Fracking
No freeze on fracking
Government Flying Blind on Fracking Chemicals
Fremantle Independent MP Adele Carles has called for a moratorium on the use of hydraulic drilling and fracturing chemicals, or ‘fracking chemicals’, which are used to access unconventional gas sources in Western Australia including coal seam gas, until they have been fully assessed by federal regulators. Continue reading
Moratorium needed on fracking
“I support the call of the National Toxics Network (NTN) for federal and state governments to implement a moratorium on the use of drilling and fracturing chemicals (‘fracking chemicals’) used in coal seam gas and shale gas extraction Continue reading
Carles Sees Another David and Goliath Battle Brewing for Ningaloo
Independent Fremantle MP Adele Carles says she is furious about a proposal by oil giant Shell to drill for oil and gas just 50 kilometres from Ningaloo Marine Park. Continue reading
No New Coal Petition/Rally
Safe Climate Perth are inviting supporters of their “No New Coal” campaign to gather on the steps of WA parliament house at 8:30am this Thursday 24th February with banners and placards. At 9am supporters can go into the public gallery for the formal presentation of the petition. Continue reading
Now is the time for the government to act on Margaret River
In two weeks time, three mining leases critical to the proposed Margaret River coal mine are set to expire.
Independent MP Adele Carles is calling on the Government to allow these leases to expire on the 11th day of October 2010, so that the legal right to mine in Margaret River is removed. Continue reading
No Coal Campaigners at Parliament
I urge the Premier to draft legislation to preserve the amenity and beauty of the South West region as a matter of urgency, so that the mining sharks that are circling around Margaret River will leave that place alone.
See below for full text of grievance motion.
Margaret River Coalmine – Grievance Motion
Extract from Hansard – Thursday 9th September 2010
MS A.S. CARLES (Fremantle) [9.56 am]:I rise to present a grievance about the controversial proposal by LD Operations to operate an underground coalmine only 15 kilometres from Margaret River. I welcome all the locals from Margaret River today who are in the gallery Continue reading
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