Australian news, and some related international items

Critics of Australia’s Carmichael coal mine project ramp up fight 

Karen Graham | Digital Journal’s Editor-at-Large for environmental news  13 March 2017:

” … The BBC is reporting the big complaint making the rounds today is the Australian government’s plan to give Adani a $1.0 billion loan to build its rail line to the coast.  Many critics claim this infrastructure will become an obsolete asset in short order. …

Frank Jotzo, director of the Australian National University’s Centre for Climate Economics and Policy, told the BBC:
“It’s questionable whether this mine will still be a viable proposition in two decades’ time, whereas infrastructure such as a rail line or port expansion [also planned by Adani]  would have a lifetime of 50 to 100 years.” … “


March 15, 2017 - Posted by | General News

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