Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:58
Following the hoax led by Front Line Action on Coal spokesperson Jonathan Moylan, international protest group Sum Of Us is urging its members to “kill” Whitehaven Coal's Maules Creek project.
The group, based in New York, has released a press release asking its members to sign a petition protesting the move by ANZ to help finance Maules Creek.
“With all of the renewed attention on the mine after the clever stunt, we have a chance right now to kill this mine project once and for all,” the release said.
Sum Of Us claim ANZ should not help finance Maules Creek because of its commitment to the Equator Principles, which block investment in projects that have a negative social or environmental outcome.
“Companies like ANZ are extremely vulnerable right now to consumer pressure on the environment, especially when it's made previous commitments to stop climate change," the release said.
“If enough of us shame them, ANZ will have no choice but to live up to its promises.
"Tell ANZ Bank to stop the devastating destruction of our forest lands and climate by overturning the loan to Whitehaven coal and abide by the Equator Principles."
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