The other end of the protest line; what a wide line we require to fight all the bullying from industry defiling our lands here in Australia
To whom it may concern,
We are writing in relation to Whitehaven Coal’s operations in Leard State Forest, New South Wales, Australia and the proposed takeover bid by Aston Resources. Whitehaven’s coal projects are the Maules Creek Coal Project, an expensive, marginal and controversial new open-pit coking coal mine, and the Tarrawonga Coal Mine, an existing coal mine a few kilometres away in the same forest which is applying for a proposed large expansion and continuation. The Tarrawonga mine is 30%-owned by Idemitsu, which wholly owns a large open-pit mine between Tarrawonga and the Maules Creek Coal Project, which is also expanding its impact.
The mines and mine expansions have been heavily opposed by the Maules Creek Community with the support of a number of environmental organisations, including the Lock the Gate Alliance, the Northern Inlands Council for the Environment, the National Parks Association and the Nature Conservation Council of…
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