Whitehaven Coal are one of Australia's largest coal producers and Australia’s biggest “pure play” coal corporation – that means they only mine coal. Whitehaven Coal have no climate policy, no plans to ever stop mining coal, and no place in a liveable future beyond coal.
Whitehaven Coal are serial offenders who have repeatedly broken the law, with devastating consequences for water, the environment, farmers, and local communities. What's more, Whitehaven have a history of undermining First Nations rights and destroying Aboriginal cultural heritage.
Right now, Whitehaven Coal plans to double their coal production with four massive new coal mining projects: Winchester South in Central Queensland, Vickery and Narrabri Underground Stage 3 in NSW, and a new coalfield close to Narrabri called Gorman North.
When emissions from digging up and burning the coal are added, over their lifetimes just three of those mines would unleash almost 1.1 billion tonnes of carbon emissions, the equivalent of almost twice Australia’s total annual emissions.