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STOP THE MINE FAQ
What is the Liverpool Plains?
The Liverpool Plains is often regarded as Australia's food bowl due to the quality and quantity of food that is produced in its rich black soils. Farmers on the Liverpool Plains produce food such as wheat (used in pasta, bread, cakes), corn, sunflower seed products, canola (oil), sorghum (flour), barley (beer malt), chickpeas, legumes, beef, lamb, wool and cotton. The Plains generally yield about 40% above the national average of food per hectare and contributes approximately $332 million GDP annually.
What's the Shenhua mine?
The Shenhua mine is a proposed open cut mine to extract 10 million tonnes of coal a year from the Liverpool Plains for 30 years.
Why should we 'stop the mine'?
What does this have to do with my faith?
Save the burgers? Isn't animal agriculture part of the problem?
Intensive farming leads to high levels of carbon pollution released into the atmosphere. Common Grace supports ethical and sustainable farming practices and lifestyles.
Has the Shenhua Watermark mine been approved?
The mine has been conditionally approved by the Federal Government. Shenhua is required to submit a water management plan and a biodiversity management plan for sign off by Environment Minister Greg Hunt. Shenhua also need to apply for and be granted a mining lease by the NSW Government.