Rejection of Rocky Hill coal mine appeal a win for all, Greens candidate says
The NSW Land and Environment Court’s decision to reject the appeal by Gloucester Resources Limited and finally put an end to the Rocky Hill coal mine has been welcomed by the NSW Greens candidate for Myall Lakes, Eleanor Spence.
“I’m absolutely thrilled with the Court’s decision and especially the fact that it was made on the basis of the potential adverse environmental impact of the proposed mine,” Ms Spence said.
‘This is not just a win for our region but for the planet and I’d like to congratulate Groundswell Gloucester and everyone who helped the successful campaign to have the mine stopped,” Ms Spence said.
“The Rocky Hill campaign was an exemple of the environmental movement’s commitment to peaceful resistance, and the dedication, strength and resilience of all those who were involved over a number of years has paid off,” she said.
Ms Spence said the court’s decision recognized that the mining of coal and the use of fossil fuels to generate energy must come to an end if the world is to avert the catastrophic dangers of irreversible climate change.
“We need to get on and develop the supply of power from renewable energy.”