Battle Lines Drawn Over Indian Mega Mine
‘Murrawah Johnson, 21, of the Wangan and Jagalingou Family Council,
is among those standing in the way of the huge Carmichael coal mine project
in Australia’s Queensland state.’ http://menafn.com/1095149597/Battle-Lines-Drawn-Over-Indian-Mega-Mine Stephen de Tarczynski | MENAFN Press 30 December 2016:
“‘Our people are the unique people from that country,’ says Murrawah, whose name means ‘rainbow’ in the indigenous Gubbi Gubbi language.
‘That is who we are in our identity, in our culture, in our song and in our dance,’ she adds.
The mine’s estimated average annual carbon emissions of 79 million tonnes are three times those of New Delhi, six times those of Amsterdam and double Tokyo’s average annual emissions.
“The Wangan and Jagalingou, numbering up to 500 people, regard the Carmichael coal mine
as a threat to their very existence and have repeatedly rejected the advances of Adani Mining,
the company behind the project.
The traditional owners argue the mine would destroy their land, which ‘means that our story is then destroyed. And we as a people and our identity, as well,’
Murrawah, a spokesperson for her people’s Family Council, told IPS. … “
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