Urgent: Stop mining giant Shenhua from destroying Indigenous heritage in NSW

Urgent: Stop mining giant Shenhua from destroying Indigenous heritage in NSW

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Wendy Cayless
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We the Gomeroi Traditional Custodians have created this petition as right now our land is under threat of being destroyed by the world’s largest thermal coal miner, China Shenhua Energy. The planned mega mine threatens to cut the state’s water supply, put threatened animals at risk and destroy Indigenous artefacts. This is why I’m calling on the NSW government to NOT grant them a mining license.

The Upper House recently passed a motion moved by Greens MP Cate Faehrman, against destruction of Aboriginal heritage. This is a small but significant win as it has implications for whether the company would receive a mining license. We must ensure the mining license is not granted.

The mine is directly linked to aquifers underneath the fertile black soil plains and could cause significant hardship for farmers, who are already struggling to afford water. More than 60 threatened species, including koalas, are at risk if this mine goes ahead. This mine is a cultural and environmental disaster waiting to happen.

I’m petitioning and sharing a Maang (message stick) to unite all tribal clans and allies covering both worlds we float between to stand for justice and prevent Shenhua’s license renewal. 

We cannot allow yet more destruction of our spiritual and cultural heritage, especially not after what happened a few weeks ago in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. Please sign and share my petition to send a clear message to the government that enough is enough!