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Queensland’s Chief Economist warns of thermal coal doldrums

Queensland’s Department of Natural Resources and Mines Chief Economist, David Rynne told industry leaders in Mackay yesterday that the thermal coal sector would “remain in the doldrums”. Queensland Conservation Council’s spokesperson Kirsten Macey said that this is nothing new – coal has been in a steady rate of decline for a while now. “But it does […]

Prominent climate scientist says that Adani’s coal should be left in the ground

Today in the Queensland Lands and Environment Court, Professor Malte Meinshausen, a globally renowned climate scientist, has warned about the risk of not meeting the internationally recognised goal of keeping global temperature well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels if we continue to dig up coal. The Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin will contribute […]

Where is the government’s due diligence for Adani’s proposed coal mine?

The Queensland and Federal Governments lack of due diligence over the proposed Adani’s Carmichael coal mine is an embarrassment. “With the government happily supporting this mega coal mine with a company that has a proven track record of environmental destruction in India, is just incompetent, said Nichola Hungerford, Queensland Conservation Council’s Coordinator. “What is more incredible, is that […]

Carmichael coal mine will damage Reef because of climate change

Queensland Conservation Council said that the evidence coming out of the Carmichael Mine coaurt case today has confirmed the risks to the Great Barrier Reef from the proposed coal mine. Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg has highlighted the impacts that increased greenhouse pollution from the Carmichael coal mine on the Great Barrier Reef. Queensland Conservation Council’s spokesperson […]