On the main shopping street in the tropical north Australian city of Townsville, dotted with “For Lease” signs, Chrissa Alexion is adamant a planned $4 billion coal mine should be shelved because of its contribution to climate change.
“It’s madness,” she told Reuters, on holiday from the Queensland state capital. “Jobs are really important but… where I come from in Brisbane, no one wants the mine to go ahead.”
Some 380 km (235 miles) into the remote Outback, Ben Houlihan, who runs the pub in Einasleigh (population 37), is in favour of the Carmichael mine in the undeveloped Galilee basin, proposed by India’s Adani Enterprises. Read More