Adani coal mine in Australia faces fresh wave of protests

Adani coal mine in Australia faces fresh wave of protests

A new environmental campaign to stop the development of Adani Group’s $16.5 billion coal mine in Queensland will be launched on Wednesday with the high-profile backing of former Australian Greens party leader Bob Brown.

“Adani and the federal government have no idea of the scale of opposition and voter backlash they’re facing it is time for them to withdraw approvals for the mine and stop coal for good,” Brown said in an emailed statement.

Three-quarters of Australians oppose a plan for Adani to tap a $900 million government subsidy to help fund infrastructure connected to the mine, according to a ReachTEL poll released by the new Stop Adani Alliance.

The campaign group brings together 13 conservation and community organizations representing 1.5 million Australians, according to the statement.

Australia’s largest coal project which could fuel power generation for 100 million Indians and create 10,000 jobs in Queensland has ignited protests from green groups concerned the development will increase carbon pollution and endanger the health of the Great Barrier Reef marine park in northern Queensland.Read More…


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