Feature Articles

Wednesday 16th of July 2008
Watercourses and Discourses: Coalmining in the Upper Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Water is a resource that both unites and divides people in the Upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales, where many communities are facing the prospect of large-scale open-cut coalmining developments on productive mixed use land,...

Category: Article, Water, Coal

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Thursday 17th of April 2008
Brief History of Bickham Coal Mine Proposal

In February 2001, Bickham Coal (BC) presented a plan to the then Murrurundi Council to take out a 25,000 tonne bulk sample of coal next to the Pages River, South of Blandford, as the first stage of a 25 million tonne open cut...

Category: Article, General

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Thursday 17th of April 2008
Newspoll findings

In 2006 BCAG conducted a Newspoll in the Upper Hunter Shire to gauge community opinion about the mines.

Here is the summary

Category: Article, Coal

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Thursday 17th of April 2008
Why we don't trust Bickham Coal Company

It's like having a volcano growing in the Shire. A little hill one day, a mountain the next.

Category: Article, General

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Friday 11th of April 2008
Coal is Toxic

Mother Nature knew what she was doing when she buried organic coal sediments deep underground within sedimentary layers of rock.

By Pauline Roberts PHD., B.SC. (HONS)., DBM

Category: Article, Coal