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Open Letter to Adani

 We ask you to abandon proposal to dig coal mine in Qld’s Galilee Basin  16 March 2017:

“Dear Mr Adani
“We are writing to respectfully ask you to abandon the Adani Group’s proposal to dig the Carmichael coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin.
“We would like to put to you three reasons why this mine should never go ahead.

One, the Carmichael mine would be the biggest coal mine ever dug in Australia.
Once its coal is burnt, it will contribute more climate-changing pollution to the atmosphere
than the entire country of New Zealand does every year. …

Two, coal is a killer.
Coal is the biggest single cause of air pollution in Australia. …
Last month The Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals, published a report that described your company’s Carmichael mine proposal as a
“public health disaster”. …

Three, this mine proposal does not have wide public support in Australia
and does not have the support of the Traditional Owners of the land where the mine would be dug.
There are concerns about the impact the mine will have on groundwater resources and on nearby farmers who rely on this water for their livelihoods. …

We the undersigned – and we believe all Australians – would support and welcome moves by your company to invest further in renewable energy in Australia. … “


March 18, 2017 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, climate change - global warming, Queensland

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