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Late last year, the NSW Government passed disastrous land-clearing laws that are likely to unleash a wave of tree clearing across the state.

However, the details of the land-clearing laws are yet to be written which means there’s still time to limit the destruction.

Yesterday, the Stand Up For Nature Alliance wrote to our new Premier Gladys Berejiklian calling on her to intervene and ensure that the details and regulations contain key protections for nature.

Can you help us amplify the impact of our letter by commenting on our Premier’s Facebook page?

Some key points you could make:

  • Eminent scientists, such as the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists and Professor Hugh Possingham (a former member of the Government-appointed Biodiversity Review Panel), are of the view that the NSW Government’s new laws will increase land clearing in NSW, driving more extinctions and making it much harder for Australia to meet its commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement.

  • Many farmers and landowners also believe that any further losses in native vegetation will compromise the future viability and sustainability of farming in NSW.

  • The NSW Government has committed to net zero emissions by 2050. Any increase in land clearing undermines this goal as clearing results in carbon emissions at the time of clearing and also reduces the capacity of the land to store carbon.Late last year, the NSW Government passed disastrous land-clearing laws that are likely to unleash a wave of tree clearing across the state.
    However, the details of the land-clearing laws are yet to be written which means there’s still time to limit the destruction.
    Yesterday, the Stand Up For Nature Alliance wrote to our new Premier Gladys Berejiklian calling on her to intervene and ensure that the details and regulations contain key protections for nature.
    Can you help us amplify the impact of our letter by commenting on our Premier’s Facebook page?

    However, the details of the land-clearing laws are yet to be written which means there’s still time to limit the destruction.

  • Land clearing regulations must include minimum protections, such as:

    • Prohibiting land clearing in Areas of Outstanding Biodiversity Value
    • Implementing a strong, like-for-like Biodiversity Offsets Scheme that does not include Supplementary Measures, such as cash payments or coal mine rehabilitation
    • Ensuring that self-assessable clearing codes exclude environmentally sensitive areas, such as koala habitat, coastal areas and Endangered Ecological Communities
    • Ensuring that any clearing avoids negative impacts on agricultural land via increased salinity and soil erosion, does not jeopardise water quality and considers the impact on carbon emissions

    Make your voice heard now by commenting on Premier Berejiklian’s Facebook.

    If you don’t use Facebook, please send a quick message to our new Premier here.

    As always your support is invaluable. Thank you for taking action.Land clearing regulations must include minimum protections, such as:
    Prohibiting land clearing in Areas of Outstanding Biodiversity Value
    Implementing a strong, like-for-like Biodiversity Offsets Scheme that does not include Supplementary Measures, such as cash payments or coal mine rehabilitation
    Ensuring that self-assessable clearing codes exclude environmentally sensitive areas, such as koala habitat, coastal areas and Endangered Ecological Communities
    Ensuring that any clearing avoids negative impacts on agricultural land via increased salinity and soil erosion, does not jeopardise water quality and considers the impact on carbon emissions
    Make your voice heard now by commenting on Premier Berejiklian’s Facebook.
    If you don’t use Facebook, please send a quick message to our new Premier here.
    As always your support is invaluable. Thank you for taking action.

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