Front Line Action on Coal

Sunday, 5 August 2012 - 7:00am to Friday, 30 December 2016 - 9:00pm
Maules Creek, Narrabri
New South Wales


News flash

  • Whitehaven Coal and Idimistu are clearing the Leard State Forest for more dirty open cut coal.
  • Lawlers Well (Local Indigenous Sacred Site) is also under threat. (The last sacred site out of 12 they have already cleared.)
  • With Whitehaven's share price well under $1 WE can make some noise and weaken them massively with some creative resistance.

Originally set up to oppose Whitehaven Coal's proposed Maules Creek coal mine, this movement has gone national and is taking the fight that began at Maules Creek to the rest of the country.

What made the #LeardBlockade so special?
Farmlands have been swallowed by the mines, and those left will face stiff competition for water from mining and also face dropping aquifers used for irrigation in NSW's food bowl, the Liverpool Plains.

The Gomeroi people have sacred sites within the forest, and despite a call for an emergency stop work order put to Environment Minister Greg Hunt, their culture is being destroyed and their constitutional right to practice their culture ignored by Whitehaven.

The community have been torn apart. Despite the fact that 83% of Maules Creek residents opposed the Maules Creek mine, the project goes ahead. They face 18,000 tonnes of health destroying coal dust every year.

When in operation Whitehaven's Maules Creek mine will produce enough coal, that when burnt, will exceed New Zealand's carbon emissions from its energy sector. Be part of the movement! Contact FLAC to find out how you can get involved where you live!

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