Australia activist wins award for blocking mining company

Wendy Bowman, who has a farm in Australia's Hunter Valley, resisted financial incentives and legal pressures to prevent her land from being used by a giant coal mining company.

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    Every year, the Goldman Environmental Prize is awarded to grassroots environmental activists.

     

    One of this year's six winners from around the world is Wendy Bowman in Australia, for her tireless fight against the development of a coalmine.

     

    Bowman, who has a farm in Australia's Hunter Valley, resisted financial incentives and legal pressures to prevent her land from being used by a giant mining company.

     

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Hunter Valley.


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