In the coming days, Environment Minister Greg Hunt will decide whether to allow one of the most reckless companies in the world, Adani, to build a monstrous new mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin.
It’s so massive that it would even require its very own shipping terminal in – of all places – the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
We can still stop this. Join our call to reject the Carmichael mine.
I am writing to urge you not to approve the Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. As well as the local environmental impacts that the mine would have, it would require a new coal export terminal at Abbot Point which would require dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, endangering this precious international treasure.
Just last month, UNESCO cited the dredging and dumping as one of the reasons it is still considering an 'in danger' listing for the reef.
I am also concerned about the contribution this massive mine will make to climate change. The annual emissions that will arise from burning coal from Carmichael are equivalent to the annual emissions reductions your government claims will be made through the Direct Action plan, effectively cancelling it out. Given the threat climate change poses to Australia - and the reef - this should be reason enough to reject it.
I look forward to you acting on behalf of the Great Barrier Reef and the national interest and rejecting the Carmichael coal mine.