Not done with yet

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

DONE deal? Yeah right.

That is the mes­sage from ac­tivists when it comes to the Adani Carmichael mine, with the Aus­tralian Con­ser­va­tion Foun­da­tion launch­ing a le­gal chal­lenge to a Fed­eral Govern­ment de­ci­sion to by­pass an im­pact as­sess­ment of planned wa­ter use by the mine.

Speak­ing af­ter Adani’s an­nounce­ment last week, ACF CEO Kelly O’Shanassy said the fight to stop the mine would con­tinue.

“The only re­spon­si­ble re­sponse is to stop Adani and keep Galilee Basin coal in the ground,” Ms O’Shanassy said.

“Adani’s an­nounce­ment doesn’t mean this dan­ger­ous coal mine is a done deal.

“There are nu­mer­ous reg­u­la­tory hur­dles, ap­provals and man­age­ment plans to clear.

“The Stop Adani move­ment will fight this pro­posed mine every step of the way. There is too much at stake.”

Ms O’Shanassy said elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives now had a clear choice on Adani.

“Do they sup­port open­ing up a mas­sive new coal basin right when the world’s cli­mate sci­en­tists des­per­ately warn we must rapidly tran­si­tion away from burn­ing fos­sil fu­els to halt global warm­ing?” Ms O’Shanassy said.

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