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...

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...

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...

The beautiful flora and fauna of Leard State Forest

The beauty of Leard State Forest. This is just some of what will be destroyed if the open-cut coal mines go ahead. You can click each image to see a larger version. What you’re looking at: Double-barred Finches taking advantage of a cool  summer breeze Eucalypt in...

Working together to save a forest from becoming a coal mine

The heads of Australia’s environmental organisations (including Greenpeace, the National Conservation Council, 350.org and Lock the Gate) have travelled to the Leard State Forest to hold talks about Whitehaven Coal’s Maules Creek mine. Read more over on ABC. Share...