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Climate Change activists step up opposition to coal in Hunter Valley protests from mine to port

A banner drop at a construction site for a new coal loader terminal at the Port of Newcastle in the New South Wales Hunter Valley in Australia ended when police instructed the 60 metre crane be lowered to the ground. The Protestors say they were not given warning of this action and alledged it imperiled their lives.

“We are dismayed with the actions of police here today.” said spokesperson Steve Phillips. “We conducted a peaceful protest, with trained and experience climbers, and safety as our priority. NSW Police responded with gross negligence and dereliction of duty, and placed two lives at risk. Our climbers were not even warned before the crane was lowered.”

Related: Australia: Climate activists do Banner drops in Boggabri and Melbourne against coal rush

Rising Tide activists do a crane banner drop at Newcastle coal terminal

Rising Tide activists do a crane banner drop at Newcastle coal terminal

Photo by Rising Tide Australia - taken 6 September 2012

Northern Rockies Rising Tide and Earth First! Activists Occupy Montana Capitol Building

Northern Rockies Rising Tide and Earth First! Activists Occupy Montana Capitol Building

July 12, 2011 - Northern Rockies Rising Tide and Earth First! Activists Occupy Montana Capitol Building Demanding Governor Schweitzer Publicly Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline and Tar Sands Megaload Shipments

World's largest coal port shutdown

World's largest coal port shutdown

45 climate activists closed down the world's largest coal port for several hours on Sunday 26 September 2010. The three coal loader terminals at Newcastle, 100km north of Sydney on Australia's east coast, were all closed by the activists.

Photo copyright by Conor Ashleigh, Rising Tide Newcastle

Australia: Activists close world's largest coal export port

Climate activists have closed down the three coal export terminals at Newcastle harbour, the world's largest coal export port, stopping all production and loading. "Urgent action against global warming is needed. We have been forced to make our dramatic protest today because the Federal government is failing to take any action." said Anika Dean from Rising Tide Newcastle.

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