Protesters shut down North West mining sitesSOCIAL MEDIA BUZZ

Posted June 16th, 2019 by admin and filed in 南京夜网
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**Scroll down below to view what was said and posted on social media about today’s protests.
Nanjing Night Net

In one of the largest protests of its kind in the region, over 150 people have come out in force this morning across sixlocations to protest Whitehaven Coal’s new Maules Creek coal mine.

They are calling on the NSW government to put an immediate stop to work at the mine and audit the approval process that allowed it to proceed.

Spokesperson for the Leard Forest Alliance, Helen War, said, “There are too many question marks plaguing this development. Dubious federal approvals, corrupt political dealings and blatantly bodged offsets make the Maules Creek project the most spectacular failure of democratic process.”

Every open cut mine owned by Whitehaven Coal in the Gunnedah basinhas been shut down by protesters.Whitehaven’s coal handling plant has also been shut down. Sitesinclude:

Maules Creek coal mine: where 4 people have locked themselves to access points

Werris Creek coal mine: 2 people have scaled the coal loader and have dropped a banner

Tarrawonga coal mine: a person has climbed a tripod structure to block access with 3 more chained across the road

Rocglen Mine: 2 people have chained themselves to the access gate

Gunnedah CHPP: 2 people have chained themselves to the access gate

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