Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Leard-State-Forest-Blockade-in-New-South-Wales-27MZIF3FIPG3.htmlConceptually similarBlockade of Maules Creek Coalmine in AustraliaGP0STO7RCCompleted★★★★★★Leard State Forest Blockade in New South WalesGP0STO7QTCompleted★★★★Blockade of Maules Creek Coalmine in AustraliaGP0STO7R9Completed★★★★Blockade of Maules Creek Coalmine in AustraliaGP0STO7RACompleted★★★★Blockade of Maules Creek Coalmine in AustraliaGP0STO7RBCompleted★★★★Blockade of Maules Creek Coalmine in AustraliaGP0STO7RDCompleted★★★★★★Leard State Forest Blockade in New South WalesGP0STO7QQCompleted★★★★Clearing of the Leard State Forest in New South WalesGP0STO7RECompleted★★★★Leard State Forest Clearing Action in AustraliaGP0STOESYCompleted★★★★★★View AllGP0STO7QRLeard State Forest Blockade in New South WalesProtesters block entry to Whitehaven's controversial Maules Creek coal mine development. The mine faces massive community opposition and environmental organisations, Lock The Gate, The Wilderness Society, Greenpeace, 350 and others joined the call from locals to prevent work going ahead on the infrastructure of the mine. Pictured an activist on a tripod at one of the four points of the blockade, Valyama road, where workers enter the site.Locations:Australia-Leard State Forest-New South WalesDate:28 Jan, 2014Credit:© Abram Powell / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5184px X 3456pxKeywords:Access blockade actions-Actions and protests-Activists-Chaining actions-Climate change-Coal-Coal mines-Coal mining-Day-Deforestation-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-OutdoorsShoot:Leard State Forest Blockade in New South WalesOver 100 people shut down construction of the controversial Maules Creek coal mine project in NW New South Wales, escalating a blockade that has been underway for over two weeks. The protest blocked entry to the mine to workers using tripod structures. The protest was attended by local community, concerned citizens and politicians opposed to the mine.