Prominent Queensland Greens member Libby Connors and her husband, Drew Hutton, President of Lock the Gate Alliance will travel to the United States to help uncover adverse impacts of coal seam gas and shale gas mining.
More families are falling ill at Queensland’s coal seam gas fields while the LNP government allows the industry to investigate itself, say the Queensland Greens.
Queensland Greens spokesperson, Dr Libby Connors says 19 families at the Tara Residential Estate on the western Downs are experiencing serious health problems.
Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has blatantlyexceeded acceptable turbidity levels every day since the LNP Government gave it approval to dredge continuously, says Queensland Greens spokesperson, Dr Libby Connors.
The Queensland Greens say that the state government’s Animal Care and Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 which was introduced hastily on 19 June proves this government lacks respect for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and is hypocritical on animal care and protection.
The Queensland Greens are concerned that the latest military exercises at Shoalwater Bay could have harmful effects on the marine environment at Shoalwater Bay.
The Queensland Greens have condemned the sudden cut to the state government’s feed-in tariff for household solar power.
‘This is the sort of on-the-run decision making that the Premier condemned the last government for,’ Queensland Greens spokesperson Dr Libby Connors said this afternoon.
The Queensland Greens state that plans to dump millions of litres of nickel tailings from the Yabulu Nickel Refinery in Great Barrier Reef waters is unacceptable.
Owner Clive Palmer is claiming the jobs of 1,000 of his employees should take precedence over the health of the reef.