Eyes wide shut?

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

ONE re­ally won­ders if the eyes of the Pre­mier and Mayor Will­cox were re­ally “open” when they toured the Adani sites in In­dia where five years ago a cat­a­strophic coal and oil spill from a trans­port ship has yet to be cleaned up, a coastal fish­ing in­dus­try has been de­stroyed and work­ers promised coal jobs were dud­ded – their coal plant jobs were with­drawn af­ter a few months.

Do they have fish­ing to fall back on?

No. Wet­lands and man­groves were de­stroyed build­ing Adani’s Mun­dra port and lo­cals re­port Adani keeps ac­quir­ing more land by build­ing walls so more of it be­comes use­less to any­one but him.

Tour boat op­er­a­tor Lind­say Simp­son tried to make the Pre­mier see the insanity of de­stroy­ing a tourism in­dus­try, and the mayor’s come­back?

Tourists want “lights and air-con­di­tion­ing” when they come to the Whit­sun­days.

So ap­par­ently the trip was a waste of ratepayer money as Mr Will­cox didn’t even learn that the coal is for ex­port to In­dia, so will not power any Aus­tralian re­sort. — Alison Ma­son Can­non­vale

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