Update: Decision on Maules Creek injunction due 4pm Thursday

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5.40 PM 11 June 2014

 

The injunction hearing that began yesterday morning in the NSW Land and Environment Court over clearing underway in Leard State Forest for the Maules Creek coal mine has concluded, and the Land and Environment Court has reserved judgement till 4pm Thursday afternoon.

The court has been hearing arguments all day in an urgent injunction hearing to stop operational clearing in the Leard Forest for the Maules Creek mine after a court case was lodged late on Friday.

The Maules Creek Community Council (MCCC) are arguing that work should stop at least while current court proceedings against Whitehaven Coal, relating to winter clearing in the forest, are underway.

EDO contact Jon Walter 0404 647 842

Lock the Gate’s Carmel Flint is available in Sydney 0400 521 474