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The decision made by the NSW Department of Planning to deny Whitehaven Coal a special permit to clear for the Maules Creek coal mine...
Major tree clearing in Leard State Forest for the Maules Creek Coal mine will be interrupted by protestors for a third day today, according to the website frontlineaction.org. But the news from the group’s broadcast SMS is rather more dire.
The first major clearing of Leard State Forest for the controversial Maules Creek coal mine began on Wednesday but was quickly halted by protestors suspended from some of the trees that are threatened with clearing. Fears are held for many bird species that overwinter in the forest.
Narrabri residents pleaded with their local councillors yesterday not to force campers off public lands in the shire in the face of a growing number of forest protectors blockading a controversial coal-mine project.