Lock the Gate labels Department of Planning's Upper Hunter air quality compliance methodology as an "accounting trick"

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
September 5 2021 - 7:30pm
Dust up: Hunter Valley mines have been issued five penalty notices and two official cautions over the past two years.

Hunter Valley mines have been issued five penalty notices and two official cautions over the past two years despite dozens of instances where air quality guidelines appear to have been exceeded.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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