The residents challenging the approval of NSW’s largest open-cut coal mine

A group of brave people who live among pollution from the coal mines in the Upper Hunter are taking legal action against the Mount Pleasant coal mine expansion.
Watch their story below.

Watch their story

Wendy and Tony live in the Upper Hunter and knew they had to do something. Find out about their legal challenge to NSW’s largest open-cut coal mine.



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