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Shelving T4 coal port is a win for public health, climate change

The Greens today have welcomed reports that Port Waratah Coal Services has delayed Newcastle's proposed forth coal terminal T4, calling it a testament to the strength and tenacity of the local community campaign. They are calling on Port Waratah Coal to withdraw the T4 application.

Greens Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon said "Shelving T4 is great news for people concerned about coal dust up and down the Hunter coal chain and a step towards reining in carbon emissions to safeguard our climate.

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Senator in Hunter, Newcastle for big push on Inquiry on health impact of coal dust


Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon will be campaigning on the ground in the Hunter today urging local Federal MPs to put their support behind a Senate inquiry into the impact of the coal mining, coal rail infrastructure and coal export industry on air quality and public health. A Greens motion to establish this Inquiry is due to be voted on in the Senate on 21 November 2012.

Senator Rhiannon will visit Maitland and Newcastle, meeting with concerned locals and urging residents to contact their federal MPs to support the Inquiry.

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