Maules Creep Coal Mine #leardblockade. Who’s the umpire? asks @greekmcchic






The moans of senior mining industry identities are increasing as they condemn environmental protestors for “not accepting the umpire’s decision” on mining approvals and conditions. The problem is, it’s them who refuse to accept the umpire’s decision Stephen Galilee, Mark Vaile and Phillip Christensen have all emerged recently condemning legitimate community protests while big mining […]






@RobinMosman calls on grandparents of Australia to unite for climate action






In August this year my husband Warwick and I went back to the Leard Blockade with a group of friends, and blockaded one of the roads to the Maules Creek mine for a few hours.  We’d made a number of signs to hold, but our favourite was one that said “Grandparents for Intergenerational Equity”.  I […]






Whitehaven enviro offsets farce; by @greekmcchic on the ground at #leardblockade






  The two coal mines at Boggabri and Maules Creek  NSW are causing a death-by-a-thousand-cuts destruction of the Leard State Forest. To get approval at Federal and State level, coal miners Whitehaven and Idemitsu have relied on biodiversity offsets that promise “like for like” or “equal to or better” habitat for the critically endangered ecological […]






#CSG science provides no easy conclusions: @SavLance75 reports






A year has passed since Steve Ansford tied banners to the boundary fence of his rural-residential property near Tara, Queensland, where they were sure to be noticed by workers travelling to and from Origin Energy’s “Ironbark” coal seam gas (CSG) project site. As far as Steve and his wife Judy are concerned, the questions painted […]






Farmers unite behind the environment on the #leardblockade: @_stephwilliam_ reports






[clear]   Activists from the Lock the Gate campaign, including ecologists, fear mining companies such as Whitehaven Coal will exploit the Leard State Forest and overlook local concerns about the safety of endangered flora and fauna in the area. “In the Leard State Forest, there are 396 species of native flora and fauna: 34 are […]






#leardblockade: Whitehaven Coal under criminal investigation for allegedly false statements on environmental offsets for Maules Creek mine






Evidence by Environment Department to Senate Estimates Environment and Communications Legislation Committee about Whitehaven Coal’s plan to fell the critically endangered Leard State Forest for a coal mine Senator WATERS (Greens, Queensland): Can I move now to the Maules Creek coalmine approval. Can the department table a copy of the independent review into the offsets issue? Mr Tregurtha : Under […]






Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 11 – Australia Day






Storify by The Geek Sun, Jan 26 2014 18:49:10 Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 11 Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email margo [email protected] Song by @deborahlevoy via @Hankatfrogs – The time has come for serious action on climate change […]






Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 8 and 9






Storify by The Geek Fri, Jan 24 2014 02:53:20 Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 8 and 9 Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email No [email protected] Get tough on environmental extremists: miners’ case against #leardblockade: Like to respond?  http://nofibs.com.au/2014/01/22/miners-case-leardblockade-anyone-like-respond/#sthash.BtM9BBnj.dpuf … #auspol […]






#leardblockade River Red Gum arrestee Susie Russell statement of events






MARGO DISCLOSURE: I am an old friend of Susie Russell, and holidayed with her over Christmas at Elands. I travelled with her to #leardblockade. My twitter report of the day. By Susie Russell  @bulga99 President of the North Coast Environment Council NSW 23 January 2014 On Sunday January 19, 2013, I was at the camp on the […]






Miners’ case against #leardblockade: Anyone like to respond?






Opinion: Time to get tough on extremists ignoring the law 22nd January 2014 Originally published in The Daily Telegraph. By NSW Minerals Council CEO, Stephen Galilee This Australia Day weekend, most of us will gather with friends and family to celebrate our nation. In stark contrast, a small group of extreme activists will be gathering […]