Revealed: Gautam Adani’s coal play in the state facing global-warming hell

Revealed: Gautam Adani’s coal play in the state facing global-warming hell

The day I arrived in Townsville, late last year, a group of 30 people gathered on the wall of the Ross River Dam and prayed for rain. After three failed wet seasons, it was at less than 15 per cent capacity and the city was paying $30,000 a day to pump water from the Burdekin Dam.

Gautam Adani has also seen his share of petitioning up here. Against a glum backdrop of young adults standing beside main roads holding placards begging for work, this Indian billionaire, relatively unknown in Australia, is touted as the man who will turn things around. It seems Townsville’s falling-out with another mining magnate, Clive Palmer, casts no shadow. Read More…

 

 

 

Credit By: The Age

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