"Absolute disgrace" - Adani water concessions can be stopped by Queensland State Government
Posted 19 Sep 2018 06:00PM
"ABSOLUTE DISGRACE" - Take action and write to Queensland Government
Adani's proposed giant coal mine has cleared another hurdle with the federal government waiving the requirement for a full environmental assessment for a pipeline that will extract billions of litres of water from a river in drought-ravaged central Queensland (Qld).
Environmental groups are angry Adani's North Galilee Water Scheme can proceed without activating the so-called water trigger that requires a more thorough assessment of the impacts coal mines and coal seam gas projects have on water resources.
Carmel Flint, a campaigner for Lock the Gate Alliance, said it was "an absolute disgrace" the government had dropped requirements for a full environmental impact assessment [EIS] when much smaller projects had to compile them. These include the 19-kilometre Olive Downs pipeline involving similar threatened species as Adani's.
For more of the story go to Peter Hannam's article in Sydney Morning Herald on 18 September 2018, HERE
Write to the Queensland Government and also alert your Queensland friends and family to write to their Government, TO STOP THIS ENVIRONMENTAL CATASTROPHE.
Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk, Premier