3 days to stop the Spring Slaughter.. and counting

 

Dodgy Whitehaven are at it again!

Please Call Pru Goward and email Stokes, Goward and McNally go to 
leardstateforest.good.do/stop-the-spring-slaughter-in-the-leard/call-pru-goward-now/

On the 2nd of September Maules Creek Community Council should have been heard in court, to finally put an end to the battle against Whitehaven’s Winter clearing. Instead, the case was adjourned and we heard news that  Whitehaven have approached the NSW Government to have their management plan for the project varied making these legal proceedings redundant.

The new plan will allow clearing in Spring, when most animals should be busy caring for their young, not fleeing the forest or worse being slaughtered among the forest destruction.

The NSW Minister for Planning Pru Goward, and her new departmental Secretary Carolyn McNally are about to cut Australia’s most controversial coal miner a special deal at the expense of threatened bird and bat species in the Leard State Forest – this is your chance to stop them, and make Whitehaven Coal follow the rules.

We have 10 days and counting to put as much pressure on Goward, Stokes and McNally as possible

For the Media Release from the adjourned court case
https://leard.frontlineaction.org/maules-ck-coal-case-adjourned-whitehaven-seeks-spring-clearing-offensive/

Please Call Pru Goward and email Stokes, Goward and McNally go to 
leardstateforest.good.do/stop-the-spring-slaughter-in-the-leard/call-pru-goward-now/

Points to remember:

– The Leard State Forest comprises some of the last critically endangered box gum woodland, even the planning department has found it is “irreplacable… with ecologically unique values”

– Spring clearing, proposed by Whitehaven’s new Biodiversity Management Plan, will destroy baby animals in their nests

– Other mines in the area are only allowed to clear outside breeding and hibernation periods, in late Summer and early Autumn.

– Why is Whitehaven coal’s Maules Creek Project, formally owned by Tinkler, getting cut a special deal?

– Why will they avoid due process in the courts?

Please remember to be polite.

Pru Goward
NSW Minister for Planning, MP for Goulburn

PO Box 684 Bowral NSW 2576

Ph 02 9228 5413 for her ministerial office
Ph 02 4861 3623 for her electorate office
Fax 4861 3546
office@goward.minister.nsw.gov.au

Rob Stokes
NSW Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Planning, MP for Pittwater

pittwater@parliament.nsw.gov.au
office@stokes.minister.nsw.gov.au

 Carolyn McNally
Secretary for the Department of Planning
Carolyn.McNally@planning.nsw.gov.au

Office of Environment and Heritage
info@environment.nsw.gov.au

Please Call Pru Goward and email Stokes, Goward and McNally go to 
leardstateforest.good.do/stop-the-spring-slaughter-in-the-leard/call-pru-goward-now/