Mining and water articles
Mining poses many serious threats to our state's precious water resources. From pollution of rivers with dirty or saline mine water and river diversions that damage local ecology to cracked riverbeds caused by mining subsidence or depletion of underground aquifers, to unsustainable high water use. Mining companies are getting more than their fair share of water at a very low price while agriculture, local communities and the natural environment are losing out.
In 2008, Greens MP and mining spokesperson Lee Rhiannon hosted a regional Mining and Water Forum in Orange, NSW. The 60 farmers, scientists and environmentalists at the meeting resolved to call on the NSW government to place a moratorium on the granting of new water licences to mines in the Murray-Darling Basin until an independent study is conducted on the cumulative impact of mining on water resources in the basin .... read the resolution.
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