Forestry war ready to rage
THE uneasy peace in Tasmania’s forestry wars could be about to break, with anti-pulp mill campaigners promising bigger protests than the Franklin Dam era of three decades ago. Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke granted the final permits for the controversial Gunns pulp mill to be built on the Tamar River. The company now has six months to find investors to put up $ 2.5 billion before its state permits expire. The approval could serve as a flashpoint for the forestry wars, which have been raging for three decades.