We start the conversation.
Let the science and the facts inform the answer but remember,
the maths doesn't lie.
Community over Mining is a blog site exposing local and regional impacts from mining related projects in Victoria, Australia that have been deliberately undermined by all levels of Government. These exposures relate to negative impacts of available water and it's quality for agriculture, tourism assets and environmental health. Negative geo-technical movements from over extraction of oil, gas and groundwater leads to subsurface voids compacting causing subsidence inland and along our coastline. Inappropriate planning, poor state and federal policy, lack of regulatory safeguard mechanisms, self-regulation and reduction in red and green tape are other significant reasons leading to cover-ups and poor project implementation. As the environment is not accorded a monetary value the full cost analysis and costs borne by farmers, communities are extensive being economic, legal, social, environmental and health based.
Some submissions are written in my own name and others as Community Over Mining.
28/02/20 Environment & Planning Committee Inquiry into Nuclear Prohibition in
17/01/20 - Submission - Latrobe Valley Regional Rehabilitation Strategy Overview - submission
30/11/19 - Public submission into Longterm Water Resource Assessment
04/11/19 - Latrobe Valley Draft Preliminary Land Use Vision - submission 02/11/19 - Senate Economic References Committee Inquiry into Regional Inequality in Australia - submission 15/09/19 - Standing Committee on Environment and Energy Inquiry into the Prerequisites for Nuclear Energy in Australia - submission
22/07/19 - Climate Change: Reducing Victoria’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Independent Expert Panel on Interim Emissions Reduction Targets - submission April 2019 - Proposed Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development)(Mineral Industries) Regulations 2019 -submission 08/10/18 - Community Over Mining’s submission to the draft State Environment Protection Policy (Waters) -submission 05/07/18 - Inquiry into the management of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in and around Defence bases - submission 28/02/18 Australian Tribunal into the Human Rights Impacts of Unconventional Gas - submission 13/11/17 - DELWP Sustainable animal industries submission 21/10/16 - Earth Resources Regulation Community Engagement - submission 21/10/16 - Earth Resource Draft Sustainability Report -submission March 2016 - Select Committee on Unconventional Gas Mining Inquiry - submission 10/07/15 - Inquiry into Unconventional Gas in Victoria - submission 29/05/15 - Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015 - submission 17/04/15 - Working towards a National Clean Air Agreement - submission 23/03/15 - draft Gippsland Regional Coastal Plan - submission 20/07/14 - Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 - submission 20/06/14 - INQUIRY INTO THE HAZELWOOD COAL MINE FIRE - submission 30/05/14 - Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 - submission 10/04/14 - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Department of the Senate, Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Bill 2014 - submission 30/05/13 - Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework - submission 09/05/12 - Directions for Latrobe Valley Transition - submission