Wybong Action Group

The Wybong Action Group Incorporated (WAG) is a group of concerned Wybong residents dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Natural Environment and the Communities of Wybong and Muswellbrook Shire by the defeat of the multiple threats posed to the continuing existence of Wybong and Muswellbrook Shire by:
  • excessive open cut coal mining [100% of the landmass of Muswellbrook Shire available for human occupation or activity is covered by coal leases and greater than 50% of that landmass is currently being mined, mainly by open cut extraction.]
  • the 10.5 MtPa, 21 year lease, Xstrata Mangoola (Anvil Hill) opencut coal mine in Wybong,
  • the 30 sq km Ridgelands Coal ELA - taking in the remainder of Wybong from Manobalai Nature Reserve to Castle Rock.
  • the Castle Rock and Rose Brook Mining Lease Assessment Areas - taking hundreds of hectares from Castle Rock to Dartbrook and Mangoola.
  • the Doyles Creek (NuCoal), Spur Hill and Yarrawa (Ferndale) Mining leases - taking hundreds of hectares from Jerrys Plains to the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
  • the Ulan, Moolarben and Wilpinjong Mines - taking hundreds of hectares from the Goulburn River to Denman
  • the consolidated Hunter Valley Mines - taking thousands of hectares from Muswellbrook to Denman to SIngleton.
  • drilling for large scale Coal Seam Gas Extraction and Carbon Sequestration in Ridgelands Coal ELA in Wybong.
Email:
wagatbluemaxx [dot] com [dot] au
Phone:
02 65478090
State:
NSW
Postcode:
2333

Say YES to climate action!

05/06/2011 11:00 am

Across Australia on June 5 people will stand up and say YES to action on climate change a price on pollution!

At 11am (1pm in Brisbane, 1.30 in Canberra) on Sunday, June 5, we'll come together in every major city to show our support for action on climate change.

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In today's Canberra Times, Greens senator, Christine Milne, stated, almost verbatim, 100% Renewables demand for Australia to implement the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.

''While Labor is still wedded to its outdated target to reduce Australia's pollution by 60per cent by 2050, the Greens read and understand the climate science and are committed to setting Australia on the path to a zero emissions economy as soon as possible,'' Senator Milne said.

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Here's is a link to an article in the Climate Spectator which covers the 1,000 page IPCC report which details how, and at what cost, the world could be powered by renewables by 80%: http://www.climatespectator.co

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The Australian Conservation Fund (ACF) has recently published a report detailing the $12 billion of subsidies being paid in support of fossil fuels: http://www.acfonline.org.au/uploads/res/climate_expenditure_and_subsidies.pdf

Wouldn't be great if this hypocrisy was turned around 180% and those funds given to renewables!  There'd be no need for a market based carbon pollution price and they could get on with implementing  a national FiT insteadl!!

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