The Coal Diggers Seal a Venture Partnership with ANZ

ANZ is financing Whitehaven Coal’s Maules Creek project, one of three open pit coal mines proposed for NSW Leard State Forest. If it proceeds the project will clear thousands of hectares of native habitat, including 500 hectares of critically endangered White Box-Gum woodland. The mine is set to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, creating significant noise and dust pollution that will impact the health and wellbeing of the local community and create a toxic pit lake hundreds of metres deep. This project will permanently scar the landscape and threaten the quality of the ground water for many centuries to come.
At this stage, revelations that false and misleading information was submitted in order to secure environmental approvals, and a community legal challenge have delayed the project.
With so many alternative zero emission energy projects waiting for finance why would ANZ want to fund a highly destructive and deeply unpopular project that makes a mockery of its own policies and guidelines? see http://www.anz.com.au/about%2Dus/corporate%2Dresponsibility/customers/responsible%2Dbusiness%2Dlending/policies%2Dguidelines/
As a signatory of the Equator Principles, ANZ is in breach of more than just its own social and environment guidelines http://www.equator-principles.com
It is telling that the Coal Diggers see an opportunity for the project!ImageImageImageImageImage

Climate Guardians: A Visual Account of Past Visitations

 

Stencilling Westpac

Stencilling Westpac

Stencilling the Commonwealth Bank

Stencilling the Commonwealth Bank

Stencilling NAB

Stencilling NAB

Stencilling ANZ

Stencilling ANZ

Jerry Hall wears a Climate Guardian Lapel

Jerry Hall wears a Climate Guardian Lapel

The Climate Guardians pay a visitation to the Headquarters of BHP Billiton and stencil next to  their logo

The Climate Guardians pay a visitation to the Headquarters of BHP Billiton and stencil next to their logo

Stencilling BHP

Stencilling BHP

Portending at Treasury

Portending at Treasury

Choir of Climate Guardians at Treasury

Choir of Climate Guardians at Treasury

Seeking a meeting with the Minister for Energy and Resources at the Shell Building

Seeking a meeting with the Minister for Energy and Resources at the Shell Building

Upsetting security at the Shell Building

Upsetting security at the Shell Building

Stencilling the electoral office of the Minister for Energy and Resources

Stencilling the electoral office of the Minister for Energy and Resources

Visitation to the electoral office of the Minister for Energy and Resources Nick Kotsiras

Visitation to the electoral office of the Minister for Energy and Resources Nick Kotsiras

Lock the Gate Angels

Lock the Gate Angels

Lakes Oil Visitation

Lakes Oil Visitation

Lakes Oil Office Stencil

Lakes Oil Office Stencil

Stencilling Lakes Oil office

Stencilling Lakes Oil office

Parliament House visitation

Parliament House visitation

Park Visitation - on our way back from an action

Park Visitation – on our way back from an action

Visiting Federal Minister for Resources, Martin Ferguson

Visiting Federal Minister for Resources, Martin Ferguson

Seeking relief from unprecedented Autumn heatwave

Seeking relief from unprecedented Autumn heatwave

Frolicking in a fountain during heatwave

Frolicking in a fountain during heatwave

Environment Victoria's Paid to Pollute campaign, MP Michael Danby's office

Environment Victoria’s Paid to Pollute campaign, MP Michael Danby’s office

Visitation to the offices of Kelvin Thompson MP

Visitation to the offices of Kelvin Thompson MP

Angels on Bikezilla. Sustainable Living Festival

Angels on Bikezilla. Sustainable Living Festival

Climate Guardians debut at ACMI

Climate Guardians debut at ACMI