It's time Whitehaven coal shareholders understood that degrading ecosystems, dividing communities and damaging the climate is a risky business. Together with our friends at Quit Coal, on Monday the 4th of November, we'll gather outside Whitehaven's AGM, to explain exactly why. Right now, Whitehaven is progressing plans for its Maules Creek mine - a 2000 hectare open-cut coal mine in NSW's beautiful Leard State Forest. The mine will see 1600 hectares of unique bushland and farmland cleared, 700 hectares of which is classified as critically endangered. When fully operational, Maules Creek and its neighbouring Boggabri coal mine will destroy habitat for 396 native species, drain the local water table by up to 6-7 metres, pump 18,000 tonnes of coal dust onto surrounding communities and release 60 megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year - more than the emissions of 165 countries, including Sweden, Hungary and Finland. The annual emissions from Maules Creek alone will be almost equivalent to that of New Zealand. By progressing Maules Creek, Whitehaven is locking us in to a future of angry summers, degraded ecosystems and divided communities.
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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.
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On 7 January 2013, environmental activist Jonathan Moylan distributed a hoax press release to Australian media, temporally wiping A$314 million from the company's share value. Sydney Partner Philip Podzebenko discusses the legal ramifications of this case.
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In Australia we are seeing big mining companies and corporation forcing their greed based agendas on the traditional Australian battlers, our farmers. Mining and CSG Fracking are destroying our natural resources. This is a protest song highlighting this travesty and calling them out as "Un-Australian!" A song with some Frockin Frickin Frackin attitude! lol
Views: 96 Shane Potter
Creamer Media's Resources Watch highlights some major events that took place during the year. Exxaro renewable energy bids (RW 87) South Africa's second-largest coal miner Exxaro Resources is moving ahead with plans to generate clean energy. Exxaro CEO Sipho Nkosi Patrice Motsepe on ANC documents on mining tax (RW 88) The super tax proposed in the African National Congress's nationalisation-rejecting study earlier this year isn't good for mining, says African Rainbow Minerals executive chairperson Patrice Motsepe. ARM executive chairperson Patrice Motsepe RBPlat calls for Lonmin commission of enquiry (RW 109) Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri called for the judicial commission of enquiry into the Lonmin killings to have the broadest possible terms of reference. Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri Social obligations render SA less competitive (RW 110) DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius believes high Australia-level mining taxes are more preferable to the fuzzy, indeterminable social obligations imposed on South African mining companies. DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius Investors drive the gold market (RW 93) The changing dynamics of the gold market over the past ten years have led to an active investor-driven market, says precious metals consultancy Thomson Reuters GFMS global head of precious metals Paul Walker. Thomson Reuters GFMS global head of precious metals Paul Walker Sasol opens new coal shaft in Mpumalanga (RW 98) Fuel-from-coal producer Sasol Mining's new R3.5-billion Thubelisha shaft at the Twistdraai colliery, in Mpumalanga, was officially opened in mid-May by Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu. Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu Keaton Energy pursues coal growth (RW 99) JSE-listed coal miner Keaton Energy, which now has a 2.7-million-ton-a-year coal production platform in place across two operations, is vigorously pursuing organic and acquisitive growth in order to hit its new five-million-ton-a-year stretch target. Keaton MD Paul Miller Booysen Bore Drilling (RW 102) Rock drilling equipment manufacturer Mincon, in association with truck manufacturer Western Star Trucks, has handed over a 35 ton custom-built 4900 series Western Star truck to Booysen Bore Drilling Company. Western Star Trucks product manager Duncan Prince Amplats tests a fuel cell-powered locomotive (RW 96) Anglo American Platinum has launched the first of five fuel cell-powered locomotive prototypes to be tested at its mining operations in South Africa. The first locomotive will be surface tested over the next few months at the company's Khomanani mine, in Rustenburg, to establish the viability of commercialisation. Anglo American CEO Cynthia Carroll Glencore tells Xstrata investors its bid is final (RW 112) Commodities trader Glencore laid out what it said was a final $36-billion takeover offer for Xstrata in early September, warning the miner's investors it wouldn't improve the terms again after making concessions to entice recalcitrant shareholders. Credit: Edward Baran from Reuters reports That's a roundup of some of the headline makers for 2012. Stay logged on to MiningWeekly.com to see which markets will steal the show in the coming year.
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Move Bolder/Bedrock pieces, Crevis the layovers. Quartz bands @ bedrock. Find GOLD !!!!! Secret: Gold under tight spots. A 4 letter word is LAZY ! Get your Gold because it will not hop in your pocket. Easy to figure this out people. More gold around these Years,because companies can not blast the land to get after it,like in years past. Time to go get yours! before it drops to 600-700 again.
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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
The Government is lying with all their money through all those TV ads.. and stalls everywhere.. The MINERS are not happy. and being turned away 50 to 100 at a time.. with no warning.. no back pay . no severance pay.. and MANY not enough money to get home !! after you knock down the thing that they use to promote something... the rest is easily seen... and you can then see why they TRIED TO TRICK YOU !!!!.. and you see all the stuff they were trying to cover up.. LEARD STATE FOREST has a RED ALERT right now !!!! and we need people from all round OZ to get to LEARD STATE FOREST .. near Boggabri NSW.. in the next two weeks... and stay for as long as you like... It is YOUR state forest.. that they are about to sell off !!!!!!!! the SHARE PRICE is about to CRASH.. and all shareholders will pull out as company goes bust... we need the 50 activist and peaceful protestors to build to 500... when the LOGGING CREW arrives MID October.. 2013.... Donation Target of $5000 I think will be reached easily... as it took about three days to almost fill a 8 X 6 caged box trailer..... ARE YOU AUSSIE OR NOT ??????
Views: 188 Robbo Da Yobbo
The Australian National University is a big investor in Santos, a coal seam gas company planning massive expansion in the Pilliga forest of north west New South Wales. As the ANU administration develops a "socially responsible investment" policy, we asked Auntie Pam, an elder from the Gomeroi people, for her own submission to the process! Make your own submission HERE: http://fossilfreeanu.wordpress.com/carbon-budget-consultation/ And follow our campaign HERE: https://www.facebook.com/FossilFreeAnu https://twitter.com/FossilFreeANU
Views: 217 Tom Stayner
Get involved in the campaign to save Leard State Forest! Follow Front Line Action on Coal on Facebook! Follow the blog from the 500 day + protest camp in the Leard Stand Forest http://frontlineaction.wordpress.com/ Stand with Jono Moylan on http://www.standwithjono.org/ Music courtesy of Fatboy Slim on Skint Records, 'Right here, right now' (1998).
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4 SEATS !!! going to LEARD ACT UP !! and PILLIGA GET THERE NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!! calling all paintball skirmish players, horse riders, MOTO-X riders. quad riders. bush walkers. hikers. mountain climbers.. stunning rock walls in LEARD !! ROBBOs REBELS.. bird watchers, mountain bike riders, anyone that understands what is really going on and THAT THE TV is now fully lying to us... after that BRISBANE BRONCOS TV ad from their ENERGY COMPANY !!! sponsor. -who is killing people, spoil, crops, cattle, kids bring out the FAKEST AD I have ever seen... that ALSO had a AUTHORISED BY message at the end - NO AD NEEDS AN AUTHORISED BY MESSAGE AT THE END !!!!!!! unless a fake lie from our government.. - EVERY health minister has been contacted - cannabis cures cancer.. didn't wanna know about that either - All Premiers. and all the last 3 Pms ... all puppets.. all a joke.. all a show !!! LEARD ACT UP time !!!!! RUN-A-MUCK with the LEARD LEGENDS !!! and you will never feel so awesome again in your life. !!!! I am going back !!! I have to go finish the Aquaponics system.. and pick up my bloody trailer !!! Hopefully whoever the two were going to help me with the car can get that done in the next 5 days or so... so I can GO TO LEARD and PILLIGA !!!! 4 SEATS !!! going to PILLIGA I will be leaving on about the 10th..... Matilda and I are off folks.... for TRIP THREE TO LEARD !!! not towing anything down... so will be a quick trip there. as THEY NEED US !!!! don't go camping anywhere else this XMAS but LEARD STATE FOREST !!!!!! this is your chance to not only pick up a free koala - joking - but they are ripping down every tree... every rock gone.. every animal about to be murdered.. and lots of hidden aboriginal; artefacts about to the wiped out forever... BRING YOUR CARAVAN !! CAMPER TRAILER MOTORCROSS BIKES HORSES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! those LEGENDS that went to CANBERRA !!!! can yoouss head a little further north back to LEARD !?!?!!?!!!! THIS IS OUR CHANCE... we on the verge of full social REVOLUTION !!! and we need every aussie with a heart.. that actually cares that THIS IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN AUSTRALIA WIDE and get VERY VERY VERY close to the cities !!!!!!! LEARD is very NRTHN NSW... inland a little... great trip down if your friend filled donation filled box trailer does not snap on the way down... 4 seats spare !!! going to be one hell of an XMAS !!! join your fellow aussies.. trying to stop this before it comes to YOUR TOWN !!! cheers RdY
Views: 502 Robbo Da Yobbo
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