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The Coal Mine And Maules Creek – Ecological Haven or Whitehaven?

January 23, 2014 - 18:30 -- Editor

Work has already begun on Whitehaven’s Maules Creek Coal Project in NSW’s Leard State Forest. In the tiny community of Maules Creek, though, farmers complain of falling water tables and the indigenous Gameroi people say the company will be bulldozing burial sites. And growing numbers of are camping out in protest against the mine’s environmental impact on the state forest. But with a government green light, does the company have to care?