Gau­tam Adani and Coal

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

We are re­ceiv­ing in­for­ma­tion about Adani who ap­pears to be a bil­lion­aire rogue. How­ever he is not the real prob­lem.

What we must re­ally fear is that our govern­ment and the Queens­land Govern­ment are sup­port­ing the rogue.

They ap­pear to be pre­par­ing to help Adani to fi­nance his project.

It seems that Adani’s Australian projects are se­ri­ously in fi­nan­cial trou­ble.

Could this mean that tax­pay­ers money would be used?

The Australian Trade Min­is­ter, Steve Ciobi had Trade Rules al­tered so that mines could be fi­nanced this way.

If that mine goes on, Aus­tralia’s rep­u­ta­tion will be low­ered. Worse than that. Adani’s group has been given free use of the un­der­ground wa­ter for the use of the mine for 60 years. Worse still. If we look into the fu­ture, us­ing the in­for­ma­tion from the past, there is a very strong case that the en­tire coun­try sur­round­ing the mine will be less able to pro­duce the num­bers and qual­ity of the present cat­tle herds.

That ap­plies to the wa­ter and the trees and the feed.

Un­less some­thing is done now to re­fresh world cli­mate, the fu­ture is look­ing bleak.

The Australian and Queens­land Gov­ern­ments will tell you that a large coal mine would sup­ply op­por­tu­ni­ties for em­ploy­ment.

That may be so, but in the long term the ru­ina­tion of hun­dreds of square kilo­me­tres could mean less op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Here is an­other oc­ca­sion where politi­cians are mak­ing short-term de­ci­sions with an eye to the next elec­tion.

The op­por­tu­nity is here, now, to make power from re­new­ables.

Surely plan­ning now for a clean way to cre­ate elec­tric­ity is bet­ter than a filthy, un­healthy coalmine. Let’s stir up the politi­cians. It’s time they con­sid­ered other peo­ple. Ron Neilsen

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