The plan was that our obvious super-respectability and elder wisdom would look impressive on Facebook, and hopefully add more weight to opposition to the clearing of the Leard Forest for coal mining. Here in the Blue Mountains we are no strangers to the threat of coal and CSG mining. Over the last 4 years the [...]
Gas fracking giant Santos has been found guilty of poisoning an aquifer in the Pilliga Forest in north-west NSW with radioactive uranium 20 times safe levels as well as toxic heavy metals. This is the first official case of aquifer contamination from coal seam gas operations in Australia – and possibly the world. This destroys [...]
Filed by Margo Kingston: On 19 January coal mining companies Boggabri Coal defaced a scared Scar Tree while bulldozing for a coal rail line across the Namoi River, a joint venture with Whitehaven Coal. Before felling an ancient River Red Gum after police arrested Susie Russell for trying to stop it they painted two white stripes [...]
Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 8 and 9 – No Fibs.
Maverick Narrabri Councillor Bevan O’Regan ‘a certain style of country bloke’: @nocsg profile, Margo interview #leardblockade – No Fibs.
#leardblockade River Red Gum arrestee Susie Russell statement of events – No Fibs.
Margos live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 7 – No Fibs.