Hunter Valley farmer Wendy Bowman has been awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for her extraordinary success in protecting her farm from being open cut for coal mining.
Will you help us amplify Wendy's win and shine a spotlight on the damage coal mining is doing to the Hunter Valley?
Wendy was forced to leave her land once due to a coal mine, but when they tried a second time on her next farm she stood her ground.
She has beaten a coal mining company in court, and now we need to change the law so no more Australian farmers are forced to move for coal mining.
Write a message to Australian politicians telling them to stop letting coal companies buy-up huge areas of farmland. In the Singleton Shire where Wendy farms, coal companies own 15% of all freehold land and 27% of all mapped strategic agricultural land.
When the government grants approval for a mine, they let them pollute the landscape with noise and air far beyond their own boundaries, forcing local people to sell up and leave. Wendy Bowman has stood her ground - support her courage today and help other Hunter farmers under threat.
SIGN TO PROTECT THE HUNTER!
To: Barnaby Joyce, Niall Blair, Anthony Roberts, Australian and New South Wales Agrilculture and Planning Ministers,
I support Hunter Valley farmer Wendy Bowman in her fight to stop coal mines buying up and mining the best farmland in the Hunter Valley.