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Bid to save the forests

Shalveen Chand
Thursday, April 24, 2014

REGIONAL environmental group 350.org Pacific has started a petition to stop the destruction of a forest which will make way for the biggest coal mine in the Pacific.

The NGO, along with its local groups across the region, have taken a powerful stand against the largest coal mine in development in Australia.

In a statement, the group said the Maules Creek Coal Project will result in Whitehaven Coal, the mining company, destroy much of the Leard Forest in order to dig up 13 million tonnes of coal per year over the next 30 years.

It revealed the Leard Forest sat on land that had been home to the traditional people of Gomeroi Country.

It expressed concern that not only would the mining activity destroy the natural habitats of hundreds of species of animals and plants, "the Maules Creek Coal Project will see to it, that Whitehaven Coal destroys burial and other sacred sites of the Gomeroi People, who call this land home".








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