In 1994 Mt Owen mine was given approval to destroy nearly half of Ravensworth State Forest reducing it from 450ha to 238ha.
Approval documents complete with consent conditions for the proposed 4th coal terminal in Newcastle (T4) have been leaked from the NSW Planning Department well before the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) has even been convened to assess the project.
NSW coal industry move to cover coal wagons: Coal corridor communities welcome NSW Minerals Council study
Media release Monday 17 February 2014
Particle pollution levels soared in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley during 2013, exceeding the national guideline for particle pollution on 171 occasions.