In order to destroy the Leard State Forest to make a coal mine, Whitehaven have proposed “offsets”.
Offsets are areas of land that are supposed to be like for like. That is, if one forest is destroyed, another forest of the exact same type, is preserved. The trouble is, Whitehaven’s offsets are not what they say they are.
Watch this video to find out how Whitehaven is getting away with bulldozing a forest to develop a massive new open-cut coal in north west NSW.
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