No New Longwall Mining in Sydney’s Catchment

No New Longwall Mining in Sydney’s Catchment

Despite record-breaking drought and Sydney’s water storages dropping to critically low levels just a few months ago the Berejiklian Government has just approved more coal mining underneath the Greater Sydney water catchments. And there’s even more extension requests in the planning pipeline.

Longwall mining damages reservoirs. It causes cracks in rock beds that lead to water flowing into mines and an increased presence of heavy metals such as iron, zinc and nickel -- mining companies know this, and to them it’s all just part of doing business. 

No wonder nowhere else in the world allows longwall mining underneath ...

Despite record-breaking drought and Sydney’s water storages dropping to critically low levels just a few months ago the Berejiklian Government has just approved more coal mining underneath the Greater Sydney water catchments. And there’s even more extension requests in the planning pipeline.

Longwall mining damages reservoirs. It causes cracks in rock beds that lead to water flowing into mines and an increased presence of heavy metals such as iron, zinc and nickel -- mining companies know this, and to them it’s all just part of doing business. 

No wonder nowhere else in the world allows longwall mining underneath their publicly owned water catchments. 

We need to protect our water supply. Please add your name to support our campaign for no more longwall mining in Greater Sydney’s water catchment

 

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Take action to protect our drinking water

Demand the Minister for Planning revoke the recent approval to expand longwall mining underneath the Woronora Reservoir and prioritise Sydney’s water security by banning any further longwall mining under Sydney’s water catchment.

 

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