Horse Breeders against Coal Mining

From the ABC:

The New South Wales Hunter region's thoroughbred breeders say their fight against coal mining will not stop, even though the State Government has rejected their calls to reduce mining in the region.

The horse breeders were calling for a moratorium on new mines, a cap on coal exports and a full-scale inquiry into mining.

But Planning Minister Frank Sartor has rejected their request, saying a blanket ban would be unacceptable.

Woodlands Stud manager Peter Flynn says mining is threatening the horse breeders and the campaign against mining will continue.

"We are concerned about it and becoming probably more concerned with the dust issues, the reports indicate to me that it's a fairly serious issue and that is going to affect us all," he said.

"We're definitely going to have to have a look at this and see where we go from here, that sort of news doesn't indicate to us that we need to sit back and wait to see what happens or back off at all."

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