Intensified protest enters second week in Leard State Forest

In what is heating up to be another intense week of protest, activists from Maules Creek have again stopped work today, with one person locking himself to a bulldozer. Scott Burgess, 37 has immobilized a machine that is clearing the Leard State Forest for Whitehaven...

‘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...

Leard forest tree occupation enters second day

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. The platform on which he is suspended in the tree is in the middle of...

Clearing by coal mining companies in Leard State Forest

The top image shows newly bulldozed trees at Idemitsu’s Boggabri open-cut coal mine in Leard State Forest. The existing mine has already cleared hundreds of hectares of the forest and is currently clearing so that it can expand further into the forest. The bottom...

Two protesters who locked themselves to bulldozers at a controversial northwest NSW mine have been arrested but activists vow to continue their blockade. AAP, Protesters vow to continue action at mine, 14 Jan 2014 In recent days Whitehaven Coal brought bulldozers into...