Stop Whitehaven’s vandalism – increase fines

Whitehaven Coal is well known for their environmental offences in and near their mines in North West NSW. The most recent fine of $30,000 issued by the EPA was for polluting a creek near the Tarrawonga mine. This was their third offence of this type in two years. In August this year they were convictedContinue reading “Stop Whitehaven’s vandalism – increase fines”

Nannas online trip to Whitehaven AGM

The Chair of Whitehaven Coal, former Nationals leader Mark Vaille, was asked an interesting question at the AGM this week. Ava Princi, one of the Sharma vs the Minister for the Environment case litigants, asked him to explain why the company was going ahead with the Vickery coal mine when the federal court had foundContinue reading “Nannas online trip to Whitehaven AGM”

Plans to convert coal fired power plant to wood

Please have your say about Verdant Earth Technologies’ plan to convert Redbank coal fired power plant (which closed in 2014) to a wood fired power plant. If approved it will generate 2 million tonnes of C02 each year. It would also result in increased forest logging and destruction of the habitat of threatened species. ItContinue reading “Plans to convert coal fired power plant to wood”

It’s been a long battle against Whitehaven’s climate wrecking new mines in northern NSW and in the Bowen Basin in Queensland.  The company’s mine in the Leard State Forest at Maules Creek demonstrates their environmental vandalism, water thieving and lack of care for regulations.

Support the Rylstone community by this Wednesday, 18 August. The people of the Rylstone area are strongly opposed to coal mining and exploration in their region, and they encourage us all to help. The rivers, groundwater, Aboriginal heritage sites, farms, endangered species, agriculture and tourism would be damaged or destroyed if mining goes ahead.