Category Archives: Charcoalition

About the Charcoalition and the Proposed Mogo Charcoal Plant

In 2001 Australian Silicon Ltd. lodged a development application with the NSW Government for a charcoal plant near Mogo, Mossy Point and Broulee on Eurobodalla’s Nature Coast. The plant would consume 200,000 tonnes of South East NSW forest timber annually … Continue reading

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Charcoalition Gallery

Here is a small collection of photos taken during the Charcoalition campaign (in chronological order). Click on the images to see in full size.

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Winding Up the Charcoalition Fighting Fund

Coastwatchers CharcoalitionMEDIA RELEASEMonday 2 December 2002Winding up the Charcoalition Legal Fighting FundMany of you may have been wondering what is happening with funds generously donated by the community for Charcoalition legal fight. Here is an update on the winding-up of … Continue reading

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Bracks’ Forest Announcement: Environment Groups Respond

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT VICTORIA AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION MEDIA RELEASE 6 NOVEMBER 2002 BRACKS’ FOREST ANNOUNCEMENT: ENVIRONMENT GROUPS RESPOND The Forests and National Parks policy released by Victorian Premier Bracks today is a major improvement in the Bracks Government’s environmental … Continue reading

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It’s Official – Charcoal Free Victory for the Nature Coast

Issued 3 October 2002Media ReleaseIT’S OFFICIAL – CHARCOAL FREE VICTORY FOR THE NATURE COASTThe Charcoalition appeal in the Land and Environment Court, against the NSW Minister for Planning’s decision granting an approval to build a charcoal factory near Broulee, was … Continue reading

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Court Order Upholds Appeal Against Consent for Mogo Charcoal Plant

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Timber Communities Australia Looks Closely at Opposition

TIMBER COMMUNITIES AUSTRALIA Media Release ~ New South Wales TCA Looks Closely at Opposition…September 26 2002 Timber communities across the state of New South Wales will seriously have to look at ‘How to Vote’ in the next State Election after … Continue reading

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No Go In Mogo a Great Victory But Charcoal Fight is Not Over

South East Forest Alliance MEDIA RELEASE 25 September 2002 No Go In Mogo A Great Victory But Charcoal Fight Is Not Over The South East Forest Alliance representing some 20 forest conservation groups today was jubilant at the announcement by … Continue reading

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Charcoal Plant Pull-out No Stunt, says Company – ABC News

– For information only – ABC News September 25th 2002 The managing director of Australian Silicon has denied yesterday’s decision to pull out of a proposal to build a charcoal plant on the New South Wales south coast was part … Continue reading

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Alan Jones Interview with Brett Mason re Mogo Charcoal Plant

Alan Jones 2GB Breakfast Show September 25th 2002 7:26am Transcript Published with permission Jones: Well one of the beauties of the modern developments in politics in the last only 18 months, is people power. A massive triumph yesterday on the … Continue reading

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Company Pulls the Plug on NSW Charcoal Project – ABC News

– For information only – ABC News September 24th 2002 New South Wales Premier Bob Carr has announced the company behind the charcoal plant that was set to be built at Mogo on the state’s south coast has decided to … Continue reading

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Locals Protest Charcoal Plant Approval – ABC News

– For information only –ABC News 23 September 2002Locals protest charcoal plant approvalThousands of people took to the streets of Batemans Bay on Saturday to protest about the State Government’s approval of a controversial charcoal plant for the Eurobodalla. The … Continue reading

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Charcoal Plant at Mogo Sinks – But Who’s Next?

The Greens The Wilderness Society South East Forest AllianceMedia Release 23 September 2002Charcoal plant at Mogo sinks But who’s next?Australian Silicon has announced this afternoon that it will not be building a Charcoal Plant at Mogo, near Batemans Bay. This … Continue reading

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Community Rallies Against Charcoal Plant – ABC News

– For information only – ABC News September 21st 2002 There has been a massive display of community anger on the New South Wales south coast, where thousands have taken to the streets of Batemans Bay to protest against the … Continue reading

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MP Claims Move for Charcoal Plant – ABC News

– For information only –ABC News 20 September 2002MP claims move for charcoal plantThe Federal Member for Eden Monaro, Gary Nairn, says he has received information indicating the charcoal factory planned near Mogo, on the NSW south coast, will be … Continue reading

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Big Crowd Expected to Protest Against Charcoal Plant – ABC News

– For information only- ABC News September 20th 2002 Batemans Bay police are warning drivers to expect traffic delays in the town’s central business district tomorrow with a huge turn-out expected for a rally against the charcoal plant proposed for … Continue reading

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Plant Relocation Won’t Save Forests, Towns or Tourism

IAN COHEN MLC THE GREENSMedia Release 19 September 2002Charcoal Smokescreen Plant Relocation Won’t save Forests,Towns or TourismGreens MLC Ian Cohen has warned that rumoured plans to relocate the controversial South Coast Charcoal Plant to Lithgow will not resolve the community’s … Continue reading

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Interview with Gary Nairn – ABC News

– For information only –ABC Radio 19 September 2002Extract from Interview with Gary Nairn, Federal MP for Eden Monaro ABC Radio 8:45 19 September 2002“Various information has been coming to me in recent days with increasing signs that the Carr … Continue reading

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Govt Caught Out over Timber Supply Agreement

Media Release Andrew Humpherson MP Shadow Minister for Planning Shadow Minister for Innovation Member for Davidson 19 September 2002Govt still lying about Mogo Govt caught out over Timber Supply AgreementThe NSW Government was caught out in question time today when … Continue reading

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Doctors to Protest Against Charcoal Factory Plan – ABC News

– For information only – ABC News September 19th 2002 Doctors and health professionals from the NSW far south coast will add their voices to a protest rally this Saturday against the charcoal factory development planned for the region. The … Continue reading

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Charcoal Plant? No Thanks! (The Hon. Dr. Arthur Chesterfield-Evans, M.L.C.)

Media Release September 19th 2002 Australian Democrat NSW leader Arthur Chesterfield-Evans today urged people from outside the South Coast region to support Saturday’s anti-charcoal plant rally. “This plant must be stopped,” Dr Arthur Chesterfield-Evans said. “The Premier must be made … Continue reading

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Big Rally in Batemans Bay to Mark Charcoal Anniversary

Charcoalition Media Release – September 17th 2002 The Charcoalition was one year old in August, and in that time has become a powerful force for the democratic voice of the ‘Communities for a Charcoal Free South Coast’ in the Eurobodalla’s … Continue reading

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Charcoal Factory Plan Causing ALP Division – ABC News

– For information only – ABC News September 16th 2002 Labor Party representatives are breaking ranks over the NSW Government’s approval of the Australian Silicon charcoal factory planned near Mogo on the NSW south coast. The facility will supply charcoal … Continue reading

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Charcoal Blackens Country Labor Conference

South East Forest Alliance CHARCOALITION Australian National University Environment CollectiveMEDIA RELEASE 14 September 2002 Charcoal Blackens Country Labor ConferenceCommunity and conservation groups today staged a protest against the South Coast Charcoal Factory at the annual NSW Country Labor Conference being … Continue reading

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Charcoal Lies Blacken Labor – Inquiry Needed?

IAN COHEN MLC THE GREENSMedia Release 13 September 2002Charcoal Lies Blacken Labor – Inquiry Needed?Greens MLC Ian Cohen has called on the NSW Forest Minister Kim Yeadon , the Planning Minister Andrew Refshauge and Premier Bob Carr to explain why … Continue reading

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Charcoalition Calls on Groups to Rally

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 12 September 2002 CHARCOALITION CALLS ON GROUPS TO RALLYThe Charcoalition today called on community, education, sporting and business groups to partake in the massive rally on Saturday 21 September 2002 to save the South Coast from a … Continue reading

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Bob Carr shows contempt for people’s rights – Charcoalition Media Release Sept 12th 2002

Charcoalition Media Release – September 12th 2002 At the weekends ALP conference in Cooma, Bob Carr has been reported as saying that the charcoal Factory at Mogo was “a fait accompli”. As a member of the local community, I can … Continue reading

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Carr Bans Forest Energy Burn: One Down, Two to Go!

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 29 August 2002Carr Bans Forest Energy Burn One Down, Two To Go!The South East Forest Alliance representing some 20 forest conservation groups today welcomed the Premier’s announcement that native forests would not be burnt for energy. However, … Continue reading

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Carr Stops Burning of Forests for Energy – So Why Burn South Coast Forests for Charcoal?

Ian Cohen MLC The Greens Legislative Council, Parliament House Macquarie Street, SYDNEY 2OOO Ph: 02 9230 2603 Fax: 02 9230 2267 Mobile: 0409 989 466 Email: ian.cohen@parliament.nsw.gov.au Media Release 29 August 2002 Carr Stops Burning of Forests for Energy – … Continue reading

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Carr Woos Green Vote – ABC News

– For information only –ABC News 29 August 2002Carr woos green vote The New South Wales Premier will this morning make a bid for the green vote at next year’s state election, by announcing a policy to stop native growth … Continue reading

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Coastal Sun July 25th 2002 – Charcoal Plant May Head to Lithgow / Charcoal ICAC Matter / Cartoon re Bomb Hoax

Published with permission Charcoal Plant may head to Lithgow The charcoal plant may head to Lithgow. the site here would be used for cutting and storing the timber, prior to transporting it via road and rail. Cr Vardon came up … Continue reading

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The Effects of Proximity to the Charcoal Plant on Residents’ Social Values

by Jennifer Moraga, Anne Richardson, Somone Everett, University of Wollongong Sociology Students, supervised by John Perlak, Tutor, Batemans Bay Campus Social Report UOW (167KB PDF)

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Carr Crucifies Boy’s Reputation to Cover Mogo Plant Approval Compromise

Andrew Humpherson MP Shadow Minister for Planning Shadow Minister for Environment Shadow Minister for Sydney water Member for Davidson MEDIA RELEASE 18 JULY 2002 Come Clean Premier……Carr crucifies boy’s reputation to cover Mogo Plant approval compromiseShadow Minister for Planning and … Continue reading

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Alan Jones Interview with Brett Mason July 18th 2002

Alan Jones 2GB Breakfast Show 18 July 2002 6:58AM Transcript Published with permissionJones talks about the proposed South Coast charcoal plant. Talks to Brett Mason who has just won the Freemason’s young achievers award for service to his community. ALAN … Continue reading

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Coastal Sun July 18th 2002 – Logs, Not Waste, for Charcoal

Published with permission Hands up those who thought that the charcoal plant would use twigs, branches, stumps, and rotting residue from the forest floor! Kate Carnell, Executive director National Association of Forest Industries, stated in the Canberra Times of 20 … Continue reading

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Alan Jones Breakfast Show July 10th 2002

Interview with Glen Klatovsky (Wilderness Society) – Transcript published with permission. AJ-Earlier this week I spoke about the extraordinary circumstances confronting people on the South Coast, who are being treated with contempt by the Premier himself, over the proposal to … Continue reading

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Charcoalition Brochure

General Brochure (originally labelled “new” brochure) charcoalition newbrochure (371KB PDF)

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Council Abandons Legal Challenge – Charcoalition Media Release June 24th 2002

MEDIA RELEASE Monday 24 June 2002 COUNCIL ABANDONS LEGAL CHALLENGE – EUROBODALLA COMMUNITY DEPENDENT ON CHARCOALITION APPEAL On 18 June 2002, Eurobodalla Shire Council decided to donate $50,000 to assist the Charcoalition appeal and not to proceed with its appeal … Continue reading

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Eurobodalla Shire Council Undertakes Charcoal Survey – ABC News

– For information only –ABC News 17 June 2002Councillors await charcoal survey results Eurobodalla councillors are expected to be presented with the results of an important community survey tomorrow. The questionnaire asked what role residents and ratepayers want their council … Continue reading

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Charcoalition News Bulletin 2

Published June 15th 2002 charcoalition news bulletin 2 2002-06-15 (159KB PDF)

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NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Submission re the EIS

Document obtained from NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service under Freedom of Information legislation. NPWS Charcoal Plant Submission (128KB PDF)

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Eurobodalla Shire Council Charcoal Survey Results

ESC Survey Results (96KB PDF)

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Timber Supply Map

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Industrial Charcoal Making – Extracts from Food and Agriculture Organisation Forestry Paper 6.3

Chapter 5. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS. 5.1 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN CHARCOAL OPERATIONS. “Whether charcoal is made in the traditional way or by industrial methods, three hazards are always present: 1. Fire of stored charcoal. 2. Gas and dust explosions … Continue reading

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Health Effects from Pollution from the Charcoal Plant

Mercury On 26 March 2002, the Charcoalition alerted the community about the possibility of mercury being released from the proposed charcoal plant at Mogo, and asked Planning NSW to investigate this issue. The Charcoalition was accused of scaremongering. Planning NSW … Continue reading

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About the Environmental Impact Statement

AVAILABILITY The EIS was released on 19th November 2001, and covers: The charcoal plant and its local impacts An assessment of traffic flow issues Australian Silicon have lodged the EIS for the charcoal plant (called Wood Processing & Metallurgical Carbon … Continue reading

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Emissions

We are concerned about the environmental effects of emissions from the plant, particularly on the many rural residences near the plant and the closest towns of Mogo, Tomakin, Mossy Point and Broulee. See a map of expected smoke drift patterns. There are … Continue reading

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About the Proposed Charcoal Plant

Why is it needed? To make charcoal which is taken to a silicon metal production plant at Lithgow. The company says that silicon from this plant “will be used in the production of solar cells, silicon chips and as an … Continue reading

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Jobs and Economy; Property Values

The company states that the facility will employ 25 direct jobs and 28 jobs supply and transport operations. In addition there will be about 20 jobs during the construction phase. It is claimed that this industry will boost the local … Continue reading

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Coastal Sun – June 6th 2002:The Hidden Costs of Charcoal

Coastal Sun – 6 June 2002Articles associated with the Charcoal plant issue Published with permission  A United Nations adviser for the development of emissions trading world-wide says the NSW government did not account for greenhouse emission costs, when it assessed the … Continue reading

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Charcoalition Media Release June 6th 2002 – Heavy Transport

charcoalition media release heavy transport 2002-06-06 (109KB PDF)

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Coastal Sun June 6th 2002 – The Hidden Costs of Charcoal

Published with permission The Hidden Costs of Charcoal A United Nations adviser for the development of emissions trading world-wide says the NSW government did not account for greenhouse emission costs, when it assessed the development application for the charcoal plant … Continue reading

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Charcoalition Media Release – Tourism

Media Release June 6th 2002 charcoalition media release tourism 2002-06-06 (110KB PDF)

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Charcoalition Media Release – Timber

Media Release June 6th 2002 charcoalition media release timber 2002-06-06 (112KB PDF)

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Charcoalition Media Release – The Charcoal Factory

Media Release June 6th 2002 charcoalition media release the charcoal factory 2002-06-06 (113KB PDF)

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A Brief History of Australian Silicon Pty Ltd

1997 – Doral, a subsidiary of Iwatani International Corporation of Japan acquired the Glenella quartz deposit (near Cowra) and did a preliminary feasibility study into the establishment of a silicon smelter. 1998 – Doral and Portman joined forces to do … Continue reading

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Charcoal Plant Opposition from Within ALP – ABC News

– For information only –ABC News 4 June 2002Charcoal plant opposition from within ALP The NSW Government is continuing to meet opposition to its approval of the Mogo charcoal plant planned for the state’s south coast, even from within the … Continue reading

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Western Australian Charcoal and Silicon Plant

Simcoa Operations Ltd has a charcoal and silicon plant in operation in Kemerton, Western Australia. Simcoa has a 15-year contract to buy 150,000 tonnes a year of “firewood quality” jarrah logs for use as charcoal in the silicon-making process. Because … Continue reading

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Charcoalition Media Release – Endangered Species

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Charcoalition Poster – Welcome to the New Nature Coast

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Charcoalition A4 Poster – Meet the New Neighbours!

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Charcoalition Publication – Richard Fisher’s View

Richard Fisher’s View (323KB PDF)

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Charcoalition Publication – Effects on Social Values

Effects on Social Values (167KB PDF)

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Charcoalition Publication – Ultra Clean Coal

Ultra Clean Coal (36KB PDF)

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Charcoalition Publication – Swimming at Candlagan Creek

Swimming at Candlagan Creek (40KB PDF)

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Charcoalition Now in Legal Fight Mode – Media Release June 3rd 2002

MEDIA RELEASE Monday 3 June 2002 Charcoalition now in legal fight mode The Charcoalition, representing communities and businesses for a Charcoal-free South Coast, today reaffirmed that it is committed to going ahead with a legal appeal. The legal appeal has … Continue reading

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Charcoal Plant Operators to Reject Poisoned Trees – ABC News

– For information only –ABC News 3 June 2002Charcoal plant operators to reject poisoned treesThe developer of the charcoal factory approved for the Eurobodalla, on New South Wales’ south coast, says no poisoned trees will be burned in the facility. … Continue reading

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Charcoalition Raises Funds Towards Charcoal Plant Legal Fight – ABC News

– For information only –ABC News 31 May 2002Charcoalition raises funds towards charcoal plant legal fightThe Charcoalition has almost reached the halfway mark in its bid to raise $100,000 to fund a legal challenge to the NSW Government’s approval of … Continue reading

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Coastal Sun May 30th 2002 – Poisoned Smokescreen / Under Scrutiny / Jones Praises Brett’s Cause

Published with permission Poisoned Smokescreen (State Agency Sells Tordon-Injected Trees for Firewood?) Tordon DSH – not exactly Agent Orange (which has 2, 4-D as an ingredient) – is not just a poison used to kill trees, as it comes complete … Continue reading

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Yeadon Instructs State Forests CEO to Defend Him; Carbon Credits may cost taxpayers $1 billion

Andrew Humpherson MP Shadow Minister for Planning Shadow Minister for Environment Shadow Minister for Sydney water Member for Davidson MEDIA RELEASE 29 May 2002Yeadon instructs CEO to defend him State Forest Chief spins to media The decision to call in … Continue reading

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Charcoal Plant Inquiry Needed

Ian Cohen MLC The Greens Legislative Council, Parliament House Macquarie Street, SYDNEY 2OOO Ph: 02 9230 2603 Fax: 02 9230 2267 Mobile: 0409 989 466 Email: ian.cohen@parliament.nsw.gov.au MEDIA RELEASE 29 May 2002CHARCOAL PLANT INQUIRY NEEDED SECRET PLAN TO BURN POISONED … Continue reading

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Yeadon Misled Parliament about Mogo Tree Poisoning – Opposition Calls on Minister to Resign

Andrew Humpherson MP Shadow Minister for Planning Shadow Minister for Environment Shadow Minister for Sydney water Member for Davidson MEDIA RELEASE 28 May 2002Yeadon misled Parliament about Mogo tree poisoning Opposition Calls on Minister to resign The State Opposition today … Continue reading

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Charcoal Plant Survey Generates Strong Response – ABC News

– For information only –ABC News 24 May 2002Controversial charcoal plant survey generates strong response There has been a strong response from people in the Eurobodalla to a survey to decide whether the local shire council should mount a legal … Continue reading

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Coastal Sun May 23rd 2002 – Warning from Port Kembla / Expansion Stopped by Charcoal Plant / Safe Firewood? / Comparing Costs / Editorial

Published with permission Warning from Port Kembla Helen Hamilton, from Port Kembla, travelled to Batemans Bay on Sunday specifically to warn residents and ratepayers that ‘significant’ developments, such as the Port Kembla Copper Smelter, can have dire consequences. She was … Continue reading

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Coastal Sun May 16th 2002 – No Confidence in Carr Government

Published with permission Greens MLC Ian Cohen, with the help of the Greens and the Democrats passed a motion of no confidence in the Carr Government over its decision to approve the charcoal plant at Mogo. All Labor supporters with … Continue reading

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Senator Ian MacDonald Claims 200,000 Tonnes of Timber would be from Forest Waste

SENATOR THE HON. IAN MACDONALD Minister for Forestry and Conservation 16 May 2002 Brown misleads Senate on Mogo charcoal plant Greens Senator Bob Brown has mislead the Senate in relation to the proposed charcoal plant at Mogo near Batemans Bay, … Continue reading

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Charcoalition throws down the gauntlet – two appeals are better than one – Media Release May 13th 2002

MEDIA RELEASE Monday 13 May 2002 CHARCOALITION THROWS DOWN THE GAUNTLET – TWO APPEALS ARE BETTER THAN ONE The Minister for Planning Dr. Andrew Refshauge’s ill-advised announcement last week, which gave the go-ahead to the building of a heavy industry … Continue reading

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Charcoalition News Bulletin 1

Published May 5th 2002 charcoalition news bulltetin 1 2002-05-05 (155KB PDF)

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Charcoalition Publication – Dioxins From the Charcoal Plant?

Dioxins From the Charcoal Plant (148KB PDF)

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Carr rejects charcoal plant legal challenge – ABC News

– For information only –ABC News 3 May 2002Carr rejects charcoal plant legal challengeNSW Premier Bob Carr says any legal challenge over the approval of the charcoal plant near Mogo, south of Batemans Bay in the state’s south-east, would be … Continue reading

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Carr Unfazed by Predicted Charcoal Plant Backlash – ABC News

– For information only –ABC News 2 May 2002Carr unfazed by predicted charcoal plant backlashNew South Wales Premier Bob Carr says he is not worried about a potential voter backlash over his Government’s approval of a controversial south coast charcoal … Continue reading

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Approval Granted for Mogo Charcoal Facility

MEDIA RELEASE, DEPUTY PREMIER, MINISTER FOR PLANNING, ETC 1 May 2002 Approval granted for Mogo Carbon Facility The state government has given conditional approval for the construction of a wood processing and metallurgical carbon and facility near Mogo on the … Continue reading

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New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council Opposes Charcoal Plant

NEW SOUTH WALES ABORIGINAL LAND COUNCIL Wednesday, 1 May 2002 **********Media Release*************** NSWALC OPPOSES CHARCOAL PLANT The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) has joined residents and business people of the South Coast area, environmentalists and tourism groups in opposition to … Continue reading

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Timber Communities Australia Welcomes Positive Move by Carr Government on Mogo Carbon Facility

Media Release ~ New South Wales Timber Communities Australia Welcomes Positive Move By Carr Government On Mogo Carbon Facility…May 01 2002 Timber Communities Australia (TCA), today welcomes Premier Carr’s announcement that Government approval has been given for the establishment of … Continue reading

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South Coast burning after charcoal announcement

Nature Conservation Council of NSW Media releaseWednesday 1 May 2002 South Coast burning after charcoal announcementThe NSW Government had blatantly misled the public over its claim that a charcoal plant, to be situated near schools and houses on the State’s … Continue reading

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Charcoal – What a Waste!

People who have visited the One Tree Exhibition at Tilba Hall and wandered up the street to some of the other shops featuring wooden craftwork should be screaming with frustration at the thought of our valuable trees being burnt for … Continue reading

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Coastal Sun April 18th 2002 – Let the People Decide!

Published with permission Let the People Decide! A five hour ‘Extraordinary Meeting’ of Eurobodalla Shire Council (ESC) was held on Tuesday to address requests from the community to help fund a legal appeal in the Land and Environment Court against … Continue reading

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Coastal Sun April 18th 2002 – Changed Face of Labor

Published with permission I feel that I must preface this editorial with the fact that for a large chunk of my voting life in this country, I voted Labor. I believed in their policies – in their desire to bring … Continue reading

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Coastal Sun April 18th 2002 – Let the people decide!

Coastal Sun – 18 April 2002Articles associated with the Charcoal plant issue Published with permission  A five hour ‘Extraordinary Meeting’ of Eurobodalla Shire Council (ESC) was held on Tuesday to address requests from the community to help fund a legal appeal … Continue reading

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Alan Jones interviews Chris Kowal and Brett Mason

Alan Jones Breakfast Show 16 April 2002 7:20AM Charcoal PlantTranscript Published with permissionAJ Alan Jones CK Chris Kowal BM Brett Mason AJ Intro It is almost impossible to give justice to the issues that come across my desk which remain … Continue reading

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South Coast Charcoal Plant is a Key Election Issue – Bob Carr On Notice

SOUTH COAST CHARCOAL PLANT IS A KEY ELECTION ISSUE – BOB CARR ON NOTICEMEDIA RELEASE 11 APRIL 2002Ian Cohen MLC The Greens Legislative Council, Parliament House Macquarie Street, SYDNEY 2OOO Ph: 02 9230 2603 Fax: 02 9230 2267 Mobile: 0409 … Continue reading

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Coastal Sun April 11th 2002 – Conditions, Conditions, Conditions

Published with permission. The Eurobodalla Shire Council Works and Facilities Committee asked that conditions suggested by the community (to be included as conditions of consent for the proposed charcoal factory) be noted. The community, anxious that their amenity be retained … Continue reading

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Coastal Sun April 11th 2002 – Australian Silicon Ready to Go

Published with permission. Australian Silicon Limited (ASO) announced the completion of the acquisition of the minority ownership to consolidate 100% holding in the Australian Silicon Project. The Company paid Doral Mineral Industries Limited $1.4 million for the remaining 10% ownership … Continue reading

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Coastal Sun April 11th 2002 – Mercury is Crap!

Published with permission. Dear Editor (re letter by Keith Dance) Mercury was used in gold mining operations for the separation of fine gold particles through amalgamation then burning. Elmer Diaz, University of Idaho, states “during the amalgamation process, a good … Continue reading

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Coastal Sun April 11th 2002 – Greens May Turn on Carr if Charcoal Plant Goes Ahead

Published with permission The NSW Government has been warned it faces a united fight by the environmental movement if it approves a charcoal plant on the state’s south coast. Around 1500 people gathered at a rally in central Sydney yesterday … Continue reading

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Port Kembla Copper Smelter Pollution Fiasco – Could the Same Thing Happen on the Nature Coast?

The following summary was sourced from a number of articles in the Illawarra Mercury 6, 8 and 9 April 2002.To obtain full articles go to www.smh.com.au/newsstore/ and type in “copper”. Articles are $1 each – you need to buy tokens.Many promises were … Continue reading

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“No Charcoal” Rally Puts Forests on Hotlist for NSW Election

South East Forest Alliance         The Wilderness SocietyMedia Release 9 April 2002‘No Charcoal’ Rally Puts Forests on Hotlist for NSW Election Conservation groups today said that Sunday’s successful Sydney Domain rally against plans to woodchip and burn South Coast forests for charcoal … Continue reading

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“No Charcoal” Rally Proves $100 million Wasted on Forestry Fiasco by Carr Govt

MEDIA RELEASE 6 APRIL 2002Ian Cohen MLC The Greens Legislative Council, Parliament House Macquarie Street, SYDNEY 2OOO Ph: 02 9230 2603 Fax: 02 9230 2267 Mobile: 0409 989 466 Email: ian.cohen@parliament.nsw.gov.au Greens MLC Ian Cohen today claimed that the ‘No … Continue reading

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“No Charcoal” Rally Gathers Wide Support; Alarm at Threat to Woodchip and Burn South Coast Forests

South East Forest AllianceThe Wilderness Society Media Release 5 April 2002 ‘No Charcoal’ Rally Gathers Wide Support Alarm at Threat To Woodchip and Burn South Coast Forests The conservation groups organising the major ‘No Charcoal’ Rally on the Sydney Domain … Continue reading

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Coastal Sun April 4th 2002 – Refshauge Between a Rock and Hard Place / Carr Pays Penalty

Published with permission Refshauge Between a Rock and Hard Place In September 2001, National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) wrote to Planning NSW in relation to matters to be addressed in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), concerning the wood processing … Continue reading

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