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Determined local protests against Adani coal mine

Adani’s Mega Mine in Australia Runs Into Local Protests!topic/wgar-news/YhylvDagW10  Stephen de Tarczynski 2 January 2017:

” … But at a time when global warming is a significant threat to humanity, the Carmichael mine is generating substantial opposition. Since the project was announced in 2010, there have been more than ten appeals and judicial processes against the mine.

Shani Tager, a campaigner at Greenpeace Australia Pacific, is adamant that the coal that Adani wants to dig up must remain in the ground. “It’s a massive amount of coal that they’re talking about exporting,  which will be burnt and used and make the problem of global warming even worse,” she says. …

““The Carmichael coal mine will have a domino effect of bad impacts on the reef, from driving the need for port expansion and more dredging and dumping to increasing the risk of shipping accidents on the reef,” says Cherry Muddle from the Australian Marine Conservation Society. …

“If they can’t get the money, they can’t build the mine,” says Murrawah Johnson. … “


January 6, 2017 - Posted by | climate change - global warming, Queensland

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