About Frontline Action on Coal

Front Line Action on Coal started in August 2012 and grew from Australia’s first coal mine blockade. The #LeardBlockade was established in response to Whitehaven Coal’s proposed Maules Creek mine and other coal mining operations in the critically endangered Leard State Forest.

Having had enough of corrupt politicians putting the interests of mining companies over all else, people from all walks of life stood together to protect farms, forest, community, culture and the climate.

Today, the Leard State Forest is still under threat. But the camp that was born there has grown into a movement, empowering passionate individuals and inspiring them to take on big coal on all fronts.

Front Line Action on Coal is committed to community led, non-violent direct action. We aim to support community and grassroots groups on the front line of dangerous fossil fuel development and expansions, through solidarity, training and resources.

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