Update: Maules Creek injunction hearing adjourned to 10am

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4.57 PM 10 June 2014

The injunction hearing that began this afternoon in the NSW Land and Environment Court over clearing underway in Leard State Forest for the Maules Creek coal mine has been adjourned until 10am tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.

The court this morning granted a hearing for an urgent injunction to stop operational clearing in the Leard Forest for the Maules Creek mine after a court case was lodged late on Friday.

The injunction application will resume at 10am on Wednesday 11 June at Court 10B of the NSW Land and Environment Court, Level 4, 225 Macquarie St, Sydney.

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.

Further comment: Phil Laird 0428 712 622

EDO contact Jon Walter 0404 647 842

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