Australia’s largest coal mine was today approved by the Queensland Government, which is devastating news for the climate, the Great Barrier Reef and communities suffering cost of living pressures from the mining boom, said the Australian Greens.
The first Galilee Basin coal mega-mine is likely to be approved by the Queensland Government following today’s recommended conditional approval by the Coordinator-General, which is devastating news for the climate and the Great Barrier Reef, said the Greens.
The Queensland Greens state that Campbell Newman's comments this afternoon on the Galilee Basin and on the reef are a breach of election promises as well as seeking to wind back the political clock to a previous era.
Plans to build Queensland's largest coal mine are unsound economically and environmentally irresponsible.
The purchase by Indian tycoon Gautam Adani of the Moray Downs cattle station and his announcement of plans to build the largest ever open-cut and underground coal mine complex in Queensland's Galilee Basin will be seen as good news by some.