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NSWMC Mineral Exploration Handbook

PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:22 am
by HVPA_research
September 20, 2010
NSW Minerals Council releases guidelines for community interaction

The actual PDF document can be downloaded using this link

NSW Minerals Council Mineral Exploration Handbook – Towards Environmental Excellence

The document is a typical collection of environmental "motherhood" statements. As far as local residents concerned they are treated in a condescending manner like little, ignorant children. They are to be "consulted", "advised", "educated" but never treated as an equal third party to the industry and the government. It will be possible to follow all these nice guidelines and still convert Wollombi Brook valley into an industrial wasteland. AGL is already exploring for coal seam gas three hundred meters from the Broke Primary School! The mineral extraction industry does not even need to take all these "nice" guidelines too seriously because, as our experience with AGL shows, they are not really enforced.