At a time of unprecedented drought and fire events throughout New South Wales, when our farmers, scientists and firies are calling for urgent action on climate change, the NSW Liberal National government is trying to introduce legislation to water down the environmental requirements for approving new coal and gas mines.
Burning coal is the biggest contributor to human-made climate change. It makes fires, heatwaves and drought worse. But the Minerals Council wants to weaken laws that require the climate change impacts of new coal and gas mines in NSW to be assessed as part of the planning approval process.
Coal mined here in NSW has led to around 500 million tonnes of carbon emissions - greater than total emissions from the UK or France.
Sign this petition to keep our environmental laws strong to stop our coal making global climate change worse.
Weakening the laws that require the full climate change impacts to be considered in the assessment of new coal mines is a dangerous backward step that will make climate change worse.
If NSW is genuine about its own goal of net zero emissions by 2050, this legislation should be abandoned.
Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP has declared a Climate Emergency in NSW and called on the government to act now.Read more
On her first day back in the NSW Parliament after the election, Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown has called on the government to act urgently on climate change.Read more
Greens announce plan for air quality monitors in pollution ‘hot spots’ on WestConnex route
Jenny Leong MP for Newtown and Jamie Parker MP for Balmain have announced the Greens’ plan to address evidence of worsening air quality in Sydney.
The Greens are calling for air pollution monitors to be installed at all local primary schools in close proximity to WestConnex construction zones and exhaust stacks.Read more
Every single day climate change is become more apparent and more urgent – bush fires in winter, crippling droughts, melting permafrost, the list goes on and on. All the while, the Liberal and Nationals at both a state and federal level are doing nothing.
Here in the electorate of Newtown we know that we need to act right now! We need our community to come together and take action.
We want to get in touch with every single person in the electorate of Newtown to ask them to get involved, but we need your help.
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Together, we can achieve the change we need to put the issue of climate change front and centre.
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Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown call on the Liberal/Nationals to end their reliance on coal in NSW and invest in renewables now.Read more
Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown asked the Premier to explain why for the third year in a row the New South Wales Government has under-spent the Climate Change Fund.Read more