Thursday, 4 May 2017

ACF declares war on Adani over coal spill

The Australian Conservation Foundation has launched an all out assault on Adani, after findings that it severely breached their licence in spilling coal slurry next to the Great Barrier Reef. Even with generous environmental concessions provided by the treacherous Queensland Labor gov (who won power largely with the promise it would protect the Reef) the Adani coal spill still exceeded their licence by 800 times.

What a show of sheer ineptitude. Do they expect no more cyclones to hit Queensland? How the fuck are they going to go shipping out mega amounts of coal if they can't even get this right?

From the ACF email:

Tonight, it was revealed that Adani breached their licence, spilling highly polluting coal slurry next to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

 Adani got a special licence from the Queensland Government to release discharge into the Caley Valley Wetlands and the ocean from their Abbot Point coal terminal.

 Even with this special licence to pollute, Adani exceeded their permitted limit to the ocean by more than 800 per cent. The ABC is reporting that Adani faces a possible multi-million-dollar fine.

 It’s outrageous they got this license and even worse that they massively breached it. It’s outrageous that they turned the wetland black. Weeks later, locals and scientists are still picking up coal.

 Adani cannot safely operate a coal port on a cyclone-prone coast. There’s no way we can let them dig Australia’s biggest megamine – which threatens to drain and pollute groundwater, wreck our climate and destroy our Great Barrier Reef.

 That’s why the ACF community is coming together like never before.

 We're holding Adani and our governments to account for this coal spill. There must be an independent investigation. Consequences. And Adani’s proposed megamine must not go ahead. 
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