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According to Queensland Premier, uranium mining not a goer there

Uranium not an option: expert Cairns Post,  Naomi Hockins 17 April 12, A LEADING conservationist who will address a sustainability conference in Cairns today says he’s had reassurance from Premier Campbell Newman that uranium mining will not go ahead in Queensland.
Australian Conservation Foundation president Ian Lowe, the keynote speaker at today’s sold-out Reinventing
Progress conference, said he hoped the Premier would hold true to the commitment.
He said a statement made by Campbell Newman in February said the LNP “have no plans to approve the development of uranium in Queensland was “clear in black and white”. “It would be a massive breach of faith if he were to water down that commitment,” Prof Lowe said. “It’s not a clean, sustainable energy source and it would be disappointing if he retracted.”

Prof Lowe, who lives on the Sunshine Coast, has been educating Cairns on sustainability since 1977, when he gave
a lecture on Australia’s energy options. He said governments and businesses have to accept sustainability has to be factored into all decision-making. “The UN high-level panel reported earlier this year that the fundamental problem most governments have is that they still see (sustainability) as an option,” he said. “The penny has dropped – ordinary people understand the future has to be substantially different.”

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April 18, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. hmmmm I’d really like to see this anti mining urnanium in black and white, in LNP policy Rosemarie

    Comment by Rosemarie SEverin | April 21, 2012 | Reply


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