July 19, 2017

Queenslanders to send a strong message to the Adani Regional Content Briefing, Rockhampton: ‘No Adani coal mine!’

Wednesday, July 19: Today, a group of Central Queenslanders will be out front of the Adani Regional Content Briefing at the Frenchville Sports Club with one clear message toorganisers: Queensland does not need new coal developments and we must #StopAdani!

A group of protesters concerned about climate change and the impact of a new mega coal mine on the Great Barrier Reef will be on hand to stand up to the mine project and counter the idea that this project will offer huge job andeconomic opportunities.

“Claims regarding the economic and employment opportunities offered by the Adani mine development have been grossly exaggerated and this mine clearly threatens our climate and the 60,000 tourism jobs sustained by a healthy Reef,” said Thomas Henderson, an organiser of the protest.

“The mine would emit 4.6bn tonnes of carbon pollution into the atmosphere each year, accelerating the destruction of the reef. It would suck up billions of litres of water annually, and create a hole five times bigger than Sydney Harbour,” said Henderson.

“It would devastate critical habitat, and is likely to wipe out the endangered black-throated finch. Adani’s mine, rail and port project will destroy the ancestral lands, waters and cultures of Indigenous peoples in the region. And Adani does not have the consent of the local Wangan and Jagalingou people.”

The briefing on Wednesday is part of the Adani Regional Content Strategy (ARCS) and has been organised by the Rockhampton Regional Council.