State cannot afford water for mining
ISAAC Shire and the mining township of Moranbah is now so short on water that the council is telling residents to drastically cut their usage.
Meanwhile, Adani is proposing to suck 10 billion litres of water, water that Moranbah relies on, from the Burdekin catchment to run the Adani Carmichael mine.
Plus, Adani is claiming that their plan to extract this water does not require the regular environment assessment process.
When over half of Queensland is currently suffering drought conditions and with Adani’s mine within drought declared areas, we cannot afford to give water to Adani.
North Queenslanders are doing their bit to save water, and paying their fair share to use it.
Why does our State and Federal government think that it’s fair to risk Queensland’s water resources into the future, all for short term, boom and bust mining operations like Adani’s?
Our water will be wasted on washing down coal and propping up Adani’s mine, when it should be safeguarded for regional Queenslanders for generations to come. MAGGIE MCKEOWN Mackay