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Is coal killing Australia? (series)
Sydney's water supply undermined

Julie Sheppard explains why a new alliance has been formed to protect Sydney’s water supply under threat from mining. Protect Sydney’s Water Alliance was formed in 2013 and is an alliance of over 50 Sydney-based groups that have been concerned about Sydney’s water and Sydney’s catchment area, endeavouring to ensure that the security of its water supply is guaranteed by government.
Sold down the river

Dave Burgess, from the Total Environment Centre, unearths BHP Billiton’s proposal to expand its Dendrobium Mine into the sensitive catchment area for Sydney’s water. Over the last 20 years underground long wall mining has expanded in Sydney’s water supply catchment area, raising issues of subsidence and water sustainability.
An unequal battle: small rural communities versus the coal industry

Land Mines: Sharyn Munro, author of the book 'Rich Land, Wasteland', outlines some of the inequities relating to the coal industry which directly affect the livelihoods of communities, so much so that some disappear altogether.
Indignant and digging in!

Bev Smiles, from the Hunter Environment Lobby, digs the dirt on the ever expanding options of open cut coal mines in the Hunter Valley.
Grave digging in the Galilee Basin

Ellie Smith, Central Queensland Coordinator for Lock the Gates Alliance, speaks from the coalface of the Galilee Basin where there are 12 projects,  all at different stages of the assessment of their environmental impacts.
 

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