Last quote by Jeremy Buckingham
The Berejiklian government is using the confected crisis of Mt Piper's coal supply to sneak through laws that gut protections for the quality of Sydney's drinking water supply. The legislation goes far beyond the Springvale coalmine and allows any extensions to existing developments in the whole Sydney Drinking Water Catchment to avoid the 'neutral or beneficial' test designed to improve the quality of Sydney's drinking water. It freezes in time poor levels of pollution control at the expense of Sydney's drinking water quality.feedback
This page is completely dedicated to what Jeremy Buckingham has to say. All of Jeremy Buckingham’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to Jeremy Buckingham came from an article called NSW to weaken water quality test for extensions to mines: “A perverse outcome of the legislation is that it will penalise new environmentally sensitive development over older, more polluting developments. New developments will be held to a much higher standard than the extension of existing developments.”.
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Quotes by Jeremy Buckingham
Oct 10 2017
A perverse outcome of the legislation is that it will penalise new environmentally sensitive development over older, more polluting developments. New developments will be held to a much higher standard than the extension of existing developments.feedback
Oct 08 2017
The proposed changes to the act means that an existing mine can be extended or modified just as long as it pollutes the water catchment just a little less that it currently does. This is a significant weakening of protections for our drinking water quality and has significant implications for other areas, such as mining under the Illawarra escarpment.feedback
May 11 2017
With old mines being sold for as low as one dollar and some mining companies such as Peabody recently facing bankruptcy, whether mine rehabilitation costs will be adequately covered is a very contemporary issue. Not only are the bonds held inadequate, but the standard of rehabilitation is low and, as the auditor general found, the outcomes are vague and the rehabilitation assessment process is ill-defined. There are 50,000 abandoned mines across Australia, but the scale of modern mining means the damage to the environment is exponentially greater.feedback
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