Concerned citizens invade Whitehaven offices - Call for transparency over offsets plan

Published: January 29, 2014

Wednesday 29 January 2014: Protestors from Leard State Forest invaded the offices of Whitehaven in Boggabri today demanding to be given the independent review of the company’s offsets plan for Maules Creek mine.

Spokesperson Phil Spark said that the independent review was completed in December 2013 and both Whitehaven and the Federal government had denied conservation groups access to the document.

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NSW Government Still A Long Way Off the Mark On CSG Regulation

Published: January 29, 2014

The Lock the Gate Alliance has said the NSW Government still has a long way to go to protect land and water resources from CSG mining, and that the so-called 'reforms' announced today still fall far short of community expectations. 

The Government also still has controversial plans pending to weaken the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 and to introduce a Land Access Code that will facilitate access to farming land for CSG miners.

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Dozens gather as Narrabri Council decision to oust campers may not hold

Published: January 28, 2014

Narrabri residents addressed Council today in response to the second extraordinary meeting of Narrabri Council called by Mayor Conrad Bolton.  

Dozens of local Narrabri residents filled the chambers today, voicing their objections to Narrabri Council rushing ahead with a motion to force campers of public lands in the shire.

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Coal project blockade swells to 100 people

Published: January 28, 2014

Over 100 people are today shutting down construction of the controversial Maules Creek coal mine project in northwest NSW, escalating a blockade of the site that has been underway for over two weeks

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Leard blockade continues

Published: January 20, 2014

The blockade of Leard forest to prevent it being cleared for the Maules Creek coal mine project has lasted for seven days and continues this morning with a protestor suspended 25 metres in the air between two River Red Gums, to protect them.

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