Wendy Bowman has been a farmer in the Hunter Valley region since 1957. She was forced off her previous farm, Ashton, by the Ravensworth South open cut coal mine by constant dust and water pollution from the mine.
Her Droughtmaster cattle farm, Rosedale, is now in the sights of Yancoal.
Yancoal is one of the world’s biggest coal producers, and it is are proposing to subsume her farm as an extension to its Ashton mine.
But Wendy is digging in, and without her property, the mine is not viable.