Geo physicist chains himself to whitehaven coal blast rig

A 62 year old geo-physicist has locked himself to a drill rig in Whitehaven Coal’s Maules Creek mining project in the another day of disruption at the site. Glen Torr, from Canberra, is calling upon Greg Hunt to revoke approval and suspend all construction work...

#leardblockade Actup3

JOIN THE #LEARDBLOCKADE FRONTLINE The campaign to protect the Leard State Forest and to stop Whitehaven Coal’s dirty Maules Creek coal mine is going from strength to strength as our numbers grow. Hundreds of people have now visited the forest and participated in a...

‘Hollow Promises’ Tree Sit at Boggabri reaches 36 hours!

A man who climbed a Box Gum tree on Sunday evening in an area of the Leard forest slated for imminent clearing for the expansion of the Boggabri mine is maintaining his tree-top vigil this morning. Click here for full media statement. Share...

Whitehaven’s “offsets” are off the mark

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...

Bat-activists Stop Work at Idemitsu’s Boggabri Mine

A group of people have stopped work today at Idemitsu’s Boggabri coal mine to protest habitat destruction caused by ongoing expansion of coal mining in Leard forest. Two activists in bat costumes have scaled a coal loader on site and have unfurled a banner...