Be con­struc­tive

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

LAST week’s let­ters to the edi­tor in­cluded three let­ters neg­a­tively com­ment­ing on Adani and the reef.

Could I sug­gest th­ese writ­ers read the re­port pub­lished in The Aus­tralian news­pa­per on April 13 ti­tled “Put the acid on reef doom­say­ers”, writ­ten by the co-founder of Green­peace, Pa­trick Moore, who states “car­bon is the most im­por­tant food for all life”. Roy­al­ties paid by min­ing com­pa­nies help our State Gov­ern­ment build schools, hos­pi­tals and roads.

Car­bon cap­ture schemes are be­ing pro­gressed while new coal-fired plants are at least 50 per cent less pol­lut­ing. Many busi­nesses in our area are suf­fer­ing as peo­ple leave, sell­ing their homes at a loss, as they try to find em­ploy­ment else­where.

Peo­ple who speak and write neg­a­tively about com­pa­nies who at­tempt to put their time and money into our re­gion could bet­ter serve our com­mu­nity by be­ing con­struc­tive, by of­fer­ing prac­ti­cal al­ter­na­tives that may sit along­side com­pa­nies that are pre­pared to put their money where there mouth is.

Daryl Evans, Can­non­vale

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