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Coal Mines in Leard State Forest
 
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Front Line Action on Coal (FLAC) have been camped in Leard State Forest for over a year now. 2 Coal mines have been destroying the forest and surrounding farmland for over 6 years with a 3rd Mega mine on its way. This is the biggest coal expansion in the Southern Hemisphere, it must be stopped.
Views: 81 Dungeon Bathurst
Boggabri Coal mining in the Leard State Forest  2
 
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The destructiveness' of a Coal Mine in a state forest, the two aren't really the comparable...
Views: 1007 Murray Drechsler
Leard State Forest - Icons Under Threat Part 1
 
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Leard State Forest is part two of a six-part documentary titled "Icons Under Threat". "Icons Under Threat" was produced by the Nature Conservation Council of NSW to raise awareness of the toll the coal and gas industries are having on communities, wildlife, and stunning natural areas across NSW. Most of the footage was shot in April 2013. The video is a follow-up on a report 36-page report of the same title published in November 2011. A copy is available here: nccnsw.org.au/icons-under-threat-report
Leard State Forest
 
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The Leard State Forest will be flattened if the Maules Creek coal mine is allowed to go ahead. This mine, and the expansion of adjacent existing mines, will devastate local communities. It would dump 18,000 tonnes of dangerous dust per year on local farms and drain the water table by five to seven metres -- not to mention the social problems associated with a fly-in-fly-out population. Who are the people set to profit from the destruction of this forest and the nearby farmlands? None other than the infamous Whitehaven Coal. Some of Australia's most eminent ecologists claim that the company used false and misleading information in order to satisfy environmental assessments, prompting the Federal Court to start an investigation. Now, they are only days away from bringing in the bulldozers to flatten the forest.
Boggabri Coal mining in the Leard State Forest  3
 
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The destructiveness' of a Coal Mine in a state forest, the two aren't really the comparable...
Views: 560 Murray Drechsler
Greenpeace Paragliders over Leard State Forest - 4th June 2014
 
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4th June 2014. Two motorised para-gliders have taken to the sky above the Leard State Forest. The gliders are filming the devastation left in the wake of Whitehaven Coal's bulldozing of critically endangered forest.
3 days of Action at Leard State Forest.
 
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On the weekend of the 14th and 15th of December 2013 over 120 people from all around the country and all walks of life, converged on the Leard State Forest in NW NSW culminating in 3 days of action against Whitehaven's Maules Creek Coalmine. More information and acknowledgements • www.lockthegate.org.au: • leardstateforest.tumblr.com/ • www.flickr.com/photos/leardstateforest/ Photos Courtesy of: © Abram Powell/Greenpeace © www.flickr.com/photos/leardstateforest/ © Meret Macdonald
Maules Creek Mine Blockade: Stop the Mine, Save Leard Forest.
 
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Right now in North West NSW, history is being made. Hundreds of concerned Australians - including farmers, Traditional Owners, doctors, local community members and religious leaders - have been regularly making their way from all corners of the country to blockade the construction of Whitehaven's massive new coal mine. Together they have managed to slow Whitehaven's attempts to destroy some of Australia's rarest woodlands and create one of the largest new coal mines in the country. Find out more at www.maulesblockade.com.au
Bulldozing Leard State Forest around Greenpeace Activists
 
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3rd June 2014 - After nearly 100 hours in the Leard State Forest Greenpeace activists come face to face with the bulldozers clearing the trees. This video was shot at around 3.00pm on Tuesday afternoon. Stand with us to stop this destruction. Sign the petition: https://www.greenpeace.org.au/action/?cid=72 Join the Rally: http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/what-you-can-do/events/Sydney-snap-rally-stop-bulldozers-clearing-Leard-State-Forest-for-coal/
Border of Leard State Forest and Idemitsu's Boggabri Coal Mine
 
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Before and after: On one side the beautiful and serene Leard state forest, on the other a devastated wasteland waiting to be excavated. The forest in this video will be cleared in early 2013.
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Protecting water at Leard State Forest
 
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30th March 2014, Leard State Forest.Sydney mother and former DPP solicitor, Marion Rose, chained herself to a water pump in order to slow the ongoing work of Whitehaven Coal Company at Maules Creek, next to the Leard State Forest. As a former officer of the Court, Ms Rose took the action only after a great deal of study and reflection, saying: "Now that I no longer work full-time I have had the time to read and think and to ask myself the same question most mums and grand-mothers ask themselves; are my kids and grandkids going to have a better life than me?" "The heart breaking answer to that is, no. As a result of climate change and the terrible way we are consuming our environment, their lives will be harder and my little one year old grand-daughter's life will be very much harder." "The police may charge me with interfering with mine equipment, but what kind of nation do we live in when mining equipment gets better protection than our kids and grand-kids -- who is protecting them and their future," concluded Ms Rose.
Views: 405 Leard State Forest
Leard State Forest: 'false and misleading' offsets plan
 
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In order to destroy the Leard State Forest to make a coal mine, Whitehaven have proposed "offsets". These are areas of land that are supposed to be like for like. That is, if one forest is destroyed, another forest of the exact same type, is preserved. The trouble is, Whitehaven's offsets are not what they say they are. Watch this video to find out more, and visit http://leardstateforest.tumblr.com to get involved in the campaign to protect Leard State Forest.
Views: 1435 Leard State Forest
Whitehaven Coal begins clearing forest for coal mining developments
 
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As Whitehaven Coal's bulldozers begins felling trees adjacent to Leard State Forest, the community has leapt into action in a final bid to protect the ancient woodland. Protesters have launched a blockade at the site of Whitehaven's controversial Maules Creek coal project in North West NSW, turning back vehicles seeking to clear the forest for construction of rail infrastructure. Help protect the Leard State Forest by visiting: leardstateforest.tumblr.com or www.maulescreek.org. Photos: ©Abram Powell/Greenpeace Video: Anonymous
Greenpeace Threatened Species Unit in the Leard State Forest
 
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20th Feb 2014. Leard State Forest. Greenpeace's 'Threatened Species Protection Unit' entered the Leard State Forest -- proposed site for the controversial Maules Creek coal mine - to document the endangered species, Tylophora Linearis, omitted by proponents, Whitehaven Coal, during the approval process. With the Royal Botanic Gardens having confirmed the identity of the species, Greenpeace is calling on Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt to stop Whitehaven's bulldozers until an investigation is carried out. The Leard State Forest in NW New South Wales includes the most extensive and intact stands of the nationally-listed and critically endangered Box-Gum Woodland remaining on the Australian continent. The forest is home to 396 species of plants and animals and includes habitat for 34 threatened species and several endangered ecological communities. Two open-cut coal mines are already operating and have approval to expand further into Leard State Forest. A third open-cut coal mine, Maules Creek Coal Mine owned by Whitehaven Coal, is approved and expected to begin production in 2015. Together these mines will clear approximately 5000 hectares, more than half of Leard State Forest, and produce 20 million tonnes of coal that will be railed to the Port of Newcastle for export. Maules Creek is the largest coal mine currently under construction in Australia. Farmers, Traditional Owners, national and local environment groups and local residents have been blockading Whitehaven
LEARD STATE FOREST
 
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First day out having a look around at the damage they have done and the damage they are about to do :(
Views: 656 Murray Drechsler
Locals Block aid Boggabri Coal, Saving Leard State forest
 
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An 84-year-old birdwatcher from Tamworth joined protestors at Boggabri coal mine yesterday. See your ad here Russ Watts says it's the first protest he's ever taken part in and has done so to bring attention to the destruction of forest habitat for mining. Mr Watts is not affiliated with any environmental groups but he said it's about time he joined the plight of the Leard State Forest.
Views: 442 Murray Drechsler
Leard State Forest
 
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leard state forest
 
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TAKE THE PLEDGE - Save the Leard State Forest
 
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http://frontlineaction.org/get-involved music courtesy of Blue King Brown - RIZE UP Front Line Action on Coal's #LeardBlockade is the first coal mine blockade camp in Australia. The #LeardBlockade started 5 August 2012 in the Leard State Forest, but is now situated at Wando (Cliff Wallace's farm in Maules Creek). Front Line Action on Coal is part of the Leard Forest Alliance. The #LeardBlockade aims to protect farms, forest, community, culture and the climate from Whitehaven Coal's proposed Maules Creek mine and other coal mining operations in the Leard State Forest. Hundreds of people have made history by visiting the #LeardBlockade and participated in a variety of activities to show opposition to this destructive project. We invite you to do the same!
Boggabri Mine
 
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welcome to the leard state forest
 
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open cut coal mine in the Leard State Forest NSW
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Death of the Leard State Forest
 
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the madness goes on and on :( Ecocide at it's best
Views: 143 Murray Drechsler
Invasion of Whitehaven Coal Mine Office by Leard State Forest Protectors
 
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THIS MADE THE NEWS !!!!!! 50 activists.. with not one sign. or stuffed toy koala in a cage... etc..... ALL planned to meet at the same time .. to ask question after question to those people that SHOULD have all the answers.... We were told .. (after being denied for months) to make an appointment to deliver some questions ... THEN book a second appointment to have those questions answered.. I YELLED OUT ?!!?!? " WHAT ?!?! so you can lie and make up bullshit answers ??!! lol" GET TO LEARD STATE FOREST !!!! WE ARE WINNING !!!!! BUT CANT WITHOUT YOU !!!
Views: 809 Robbo Da Yobbo
Leard State Forest Blockade - 28th January 2014
 
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On January 28th 2014 over 120 Activists, including Traditional Gomeroi Custodians, Local Farmers, Environmentalists, and others concerned about our rampant Mining of Coal gathered at the Maules Creek Coal Mine near Boggabri run by Whitehaven Coal to shut down the Expansion which would create 13 million tons of extra coal leaving this country every year to contribute to Climate Change and Local destruction of the Environment. This is part of a long running campaign against the WhiteHaven and other Coal Mines in the Area. We need to switch to Renewable Energy sources and cut our reliance on obsolete Fossil Fuels. The latest IPCC report on Climate Change tells us that 80% of present Fossil Fuel reserves need to stay in the ground if we are to avoid the worse of Climate Change. http://frontlineaction.wordpress.com/ http://leardstateforest.tumblr.com/
Views: 432 Yupster2501
Locals Block aid Boggabri Coal, Saving Leard State forest
 
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An 84-year-old birdwatcher from Tamworth joined protestors at Boggabri coal mine yesterday. See your ad here Russ Watts says it's the first protest he's ever taken part in and has done so to bring attention to the destruction of forest habitat for mining. Mr Watts is not affiliated with any environmental groups but he said it's about time he joined the plight of the Leard State Forest.
Views: 452 Murray Drechsler
leard State forest
 
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I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)
Views: 192 Murray Drechsler
Dujon Pereira on his documentary Black Hole - Indymedia
 
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https://www.blackholemovie.com.au/ Filmmaker Dujon Pereira talks about his documentary Black Hole which reveals unseen footage of coal, corruption and community resistance of one of Australia’s most controversial mining projects – Whitehaven’s Maules Creek Coal Mine in the Leard State Forest.
Laird on Leard - coal mining in Australia
 
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Phil Laird, National Coordinator of Lock The Gate, speaks about the forest that is named after his family and why he's standing up to protect it from coal mining.
Whitehaven Coal begin bulldozing Leard State Forest to make way for Maules Creek coal mine
 
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These are the first images of Whitehaven Coal's bulldozers clearing trees in Leard State Forest to make way for the Maules Creek coal mine. Whitehaven's Maules Creek coal mining project is opposed by the local farming community, traditional owners, and environmentalists. Open-cut coal mining threatens to destroy more than half of the Leard State Forest. Leard State Forest is 8000 hectares of bushland located between Narrabri and Boggabri in north west NSW. The forest includes the most extensive and intact stands of the nationally-listed and critically endangered Box-Gum Woodland remaining on the Australian continent. Leard State Forest is home to 396 species of plants and animals and includes habitat for 34 threatened species and several endangered ecological communities. Learn more: http://leardstateforest.tumblr.com
Views: 745 Leard State Forest
Leard State Forest Blockade - 15th January 2014
 
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Front line Action on Coal Continues the Blockade against the coal expansion by Whitehaven Coal at Boggabri/Maules Creek, it's been going for over 530 Days!
Views: 741 Yupster2501
Locals Block aid Boggabri Coal, Saving Leard State forest
 
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Published on Sep 4, 2012 by mysterydingo An 84-year-old birdwatcher from Tamworth joined protestors at Boggabri coal mine yesterday. See your ad here Russ Watts says it's the first protest he's ever taken part in and has done so to bring attention to the destruction of forest habitat for mining. Mr Watts is not affiliated with any environmental groups but he said it's about time he joined the plight of the Leard State Forest.
Views: 233 Murray Drechsler
Maules Creek Call to Action: Leard Act Up!
 
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Maules Creek is a small farming community that sits on the outskirts of the Leard State Forest in north west NSW. Right now, the community's health and the productivity of the farmland is at risk of being destroyed by the massive new open-cut coal mines planned for Leard State Forest. From Maules Creek, a call to action. "We need as much help as we can out of the city's on this one. It is a plea for help out here." — Cliff Wallace, long-time Maules Creek resident. See you in Leard State Forest! Leard more about what's happening in Leard State Forest, and find out how you can get involved today: http://leardstateforest.tumblr.com/
Views: 443 Leard State Forest
Boggabri Digger
 
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The biggest digger liebherr makes 800t of steel. Fills a 260t truck in 4 scoops. Can flatten a car with a scoop of water.
Views: 817 Gmanuncle
Lee Rhiannon speaks from the Leard State Forest
 
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Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon visited the site of controversial mining projects in the Leard State Forest and the Pilliga region in support of communities fighting against coal mining and coal seam gas. She also met with New England Greens members in Tamworth.
Views: 24 The Greens NSW
Roadblock Leard State Forest
 
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Checking vehicle boot
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come help SAVE LEARD State Forest - PART 1 - the LOW down
 
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https://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=leard+state+forest&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x6ba0bc6789559a1b:0xe0609b573ff60e0,Leard+State+Forest&gl=au&ei=oahPUtD1IcfriAfBroHACg&sqi=2&ved=0CJUBELYDMA4 USE "google EARTH " view only FIRST VIDEO OF A SERIES !!!! please WATCH !!!! this is the INTRO video for my LEARD state forest visit.. I thought a flammable river, kids with 4 day long nosebleeds and cattle dying was bad enough.... add to COAL SEAM GAS... the normal COAL mining... and you have the biggest lied ever told tot he Australian people !!!! PLEASE SHARE MY VIDEO !!! and if you live from BRISBANE TO SYDNEY.. please check out this GOOGLE EARTH link.. (use EARTH ONLY - zoom in and out also) and tell me that is cool.... a STATE FOREST that you weren't allowed to go hiking everywhere, or take out ONE ROCK OR TWIG, or moto-x or horse or mountain bike riding... OR CAMPING... without paying a FEE or FINE.... but you sit there and it is ok to RIP DOWN 54 % of this Forest and then they move on.... CSG.. HUGE LIE !!!!! most goes overseas.... and our government lies and still takes a TINY TINY CUT of profits !!!!!! please start facebooking properly... and spread the word against our government.. whatever that is.... REVOLUTION IN THE STREETS OF AUSTRALIA IS COMING.. and is NEEDED.. as ABBOTT will be fucking us worse than ever for a few years...... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP !!!!! get to leard state forest NOW... til X-mas !!!!! find base camp... here...
Views: 766 Robbo Da Yobbo
come help SAVE LEARD State Forest - PART 2 - Peaceful Protest College
 
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THIS IS PART 2 !!!!! Here is part 2 folks... it is VERY IMPORTANT to think back to our REAL DIGGERS.... sent to the slaughter to DEFEND OUR SOIL !!!!! now you are all too comfortable ???? too many coffee, TOO MANY DISTRACTIONS ???? well STEP UP !!!! meet some NEW people !!! I did.. 49 total strangers... felt like an instant family..... FIGHTING FOR THE SAME CAUSE... is so uplifting and self-empowering !!!! GET TO LEARD STATE FOREST ASAP... or help us get to the $5000 total to help the LEARD LEGENDS live another FULL YEAR !! 12 MONTHS !!! in the Aussie Bush... safe, happy and healthy.... OR MEET ME THERE.. from 15th OCT 2013... onwards... SERIOUS SHIT MATES !!!! jobs are bogus and fragile as... add to that the new rail road they want to mess up THREE surrounding state forests to put in.... GETTING RID of all the truck driving jobs too !!!!! so this is NOT just about all the endangered species INCLUDING heaps of Koalas... nothing to do with HIPPIES !!! and EVERYTHING TO DO WITH being a TRUE AUSSIE !!! do you like camping.. ?!?!!? mountain bike riding moto-x riding hiking bushwalking rock climbing tree climbing horse riding bird watching rock collecting CAMPING FISHING WE NEED YOU HERE !!!! LEARD STATE FOREST !!!! mid OCT the machines roll in to RIP DOWN 54 % of this first forest. !!!!! THE REST OF AUSTRALIA IS NEXT !!! THE TV IS LYING TO YOU !!!!! go out to ANY COUNTRY TOWN .. and those not directly profiting .. are AGAINST THIS SHIT !!!! COME ON AUSSIES COME ON !!!! MINING INDUSTRY IS A GOVERNMENT SHOW !!!! nothing more !!! time to give it ... its CURTAIN CALL !!!!!! (seriously growing HEMP seriously .. Hemp has NO THC... could SAVE US !!! LEGIT !!! google that shit !!!)
Views: 1123 Robbo Da Yobbo
Whitehaven Narrabri Undergound Coal Mine
 
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This short documentary shows you the above-ground footprint of the Narrabri Underground Coal Mine and what this means for the surface environment. It also addresses some recent (Jan 2017) Exploration Licence Applications which partially cover the Pilliga East State Forest. It was produced in conjunction with the Leard Forest Research Node.
Views: 735 People 4 The People
Sydney Snap Rally Stop Bulldozers Clearing Leard State Forest for Coal - 4th June 2014
 
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Mining giant Whitehaven Coal has sent an army of bulldozers to flatten this ancient forest - teeming with threatened species hibernating for winter - to make a new monster coal mine. So we're building an emergency petition to newly installed NSW Environment and Planning Ministers - Rob Stokes and Pru Goward - to deliver at this snap rally in Sydney. Meanwhile, we're forming a human blockade inside the forest which is just managing to hold off the bulldozers before they can cause any more carnage. But this can't permanently halt the bulldozers. To really stop this latest threat, we need to shame the same politicians who approved this destruction to immediately intervene and call off the clearing. http://frontlineaction.org/ #leardblockade #savetheleard
Views: 172 Yupster2501
COME HELP SAVE LEARD FOREST   We made the News !!!!
 
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Great news.. this is just the start.... the are about to RIP down 54 % of LEARD STATE FOREST.. mid october is begins.. we need the 50 of the activists. trying to show the country how they are going to drain the underground water for 1000 years... (which is THEIR number not ours.. yes the mining companies have actually stated they will use up the water for 1000 Years) WE NEED NUMBERS !!!!! we need 500 helpers on horse back, on moto-X bikes.. hikers. rock and tree climbers... REMEMBER.. this is a STATE FOREST.... approved to clear 54 % !?!?!?!? WTF ?!!!? and spitting out 90 % dirt to get to 10% coal.. piling up 600 M high DUST PILE to blow away... draining FARMER'S CROPS !!!! laying off 50 mine workers at a time.. with no warning, no back pay, no severance pay, and no way of paying to get home with all their gear or vehicle !!!!! PLUS !!! they want to rip up surrounding STATE FORESTS to put a RAILWAY IN !!!! BYE BYE TRUCK DRIVING JOBS SOON TOO... not sure if the truck drivers know about the railway... (indpendant company. already hired staff. to take their jobs !?!?!) THIS IS MADNESS !!! Gillard only got in cause the mining companies wanted her there.. first thing she did was scrap the mining tax ... COME ON AUSSIES !!! WE NEED YOU IN LEARD STATE FOREST RIGHT NOW !!!! NARRABRI !!!! you should be angry as !!!!!! A once awesome cotton, cow, dairy, sheep .. EVERYTHING... is being SUCKED DRY !!!! and you will all be forced to either move to the city .. (which is the plan of agenda 21) OR being paying way way more.. for IMPORTED !!! GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD !!! (toxic, deadly, chemical GMOs) If that is NOT what you want.... then a CAMPING TRIP IN LEARD STATE FOREST IS NEEDED .. !!! mid october they start tearing the forest down.. 54 % if not approved for more..... food . camp site.. cooking area... water.... swiming. toilet. shower.. amazing people.. come be empowered and see what NBN doenst show you... THANK YOU SO MUCH !!! NBN this story was awesome... and you got our real message across.. THANK YOU !!!!!
Views: 440 Robbo Da Yobbo
Jo & Tes Wando Artist Retreat - 13th January 2015
 
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On the way to the Artist Retreat at Leard State Forest Jo & Tes get up to a little action and rant about the changes done to the countryside by the mining industry.
Views: 53 Yupster2501
Laird on Leard - coal mining in Australia
 
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Phil Laird, National Coordinator of Lock The Gate, speaks about the forest that is named after his family and why he's standing up to protect it from out of control coal mining.
Leard Red Alert - Join the #LeardBlockade
 
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NOW IS THE TIME. Join the Leard Blockade. Visit frontlineaction.org/leard-red-alert Winter forest clearing for the mine pit has begun at Whitehaven's Maules Creek site in the Leard State Forest. Until a fortnight ago, forest clearing in winter was restricted because of the vulnerability of hibernating wildlife. Winter clearing not only destroys crucial habitat, but also kills sleeping wildlife in their homes. Changes to the Biodiversity Management Plan permits Whitehaven to move forward with the slaughter and destruction of the over 34 endangered species that live in the forest. The other two coal mines in the Leard State Forest are not allowed to undertake winter clearing, so why does the Maules Creek project play by different rules?
Leard State Forest Blockade - 17th January 2014
 
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The Blockade continues at Leard State Forest, to stop the expansion at Maules Creek mine, Front line action on Coal http://frontlineaction.wordpress.com/
Views: 735 Yupster2501