Locked on to lock ANZ out from funding destruction of farms and forest for coal

Two protesters have chained themselves to a truck in a bid to stop construction work at the controversial Maules Creek coal mine project in northwest NSW.

“We’re digging in up here and we’re going to keep on preventing construction of the Maules Creek mine,” the 28-year-old Greenpeace volunteer said, speaking from under the truck.

“We’re absolutely willing to get arrested if we have to, we’ve tried all the other avenues to stop the construction.”

ANZ have provided a $1.2 billion loan facility to Whitehaven Coal for its Maules Creek project which would clear thousands of hectares of Leard State Forest to dig an open-cut coal mine.