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Turning point for the environment as mining company abandons proposal for the Otways

At last night’s community meeting in Deans Marsh, Mantle Mining walked away from their application to explore for brown coal in the Geelong-Otways region with a view to strip-mining.

Federal Greens Senator Richard Di Natale and Victorian Greens MP Greg Barber were present at the community meeting to welcome the news.

“This outcome marks a turning point in our fight to protect this country’s valuable environmental assets,” Senator Di Natale said.

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Regional Victoria reaps the benefits of the Carbon Package

Regional Victoria will benefit from the historic carbon price package, Greens Senator for Victoria Dr Richard Di Natale said today.

“Climate change represents an enormous danger to rural and regional Victoria - as the climate changes the productivity of our farmland will drop, droughts will become longer and more severe, and new diseases will spread,” Senator Di Natale said.

“It is in the clear interest of country Australians to take urgent action on climate change, and the carbon price package is a bold move to do just that.

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