RFS continue to fight blazes across country, Gladys Berejiklian declares state of emergency in NSW

RFS continue to fight blazes across country, Gladys Berejiklian declares state of emergency in NSW

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School Strike for Climate Change have scheduled a strike for tomorrow outside NSW’s Parliament House, to protest legislation about the need for environmental considerations when approving mines. 

As Herald State Political Editor Alex Smith reports here, the proposed laws the would prevent overseas greenhouse gas emissions from export coal being considered in local mining decisions.

It comes after three cases where the likely impacts on climate change were cited as a possible reason for stopping new coal mines.

“Tuesday is also forecast to be another dangerously hot western windy day, with extreme fire danger. The RFS has sent a notice to people in the North East warning them that because there are so many fires already burning, there may not be help available for them on Tuesday,” reads the Facebook post for the strike. 

“We know the mining and burning of fossil fuels are the #1 cause of dangerous climate change, which increases the intensity of extreme weather events like the bushfires.”