Over 300 Reef locals, Traditional Owners deliver pledges to Adani’s doorstep to stop dangerous coal proposal
17 July 2015
A diverse group of over 300 community members, including Reef Coast locals and Traditional Owners from the Abbot Point area have delivered mining giant Adani messages from over 2,000 Australians, who have pledged to take peaceful civil disobedience to halt Adani’s Galilee coal projects and Abbot Point port expansion on the Great Barrier Reef.
Adani’s General Legal Counsel, Bill Haseler, hesitantly received the thousands of pledges, and swiftly retreated back into Adani’s Brisbane office without welcoming the concerned Queenslanders to engage in further dialogue.
The coal proposals would cause irreparable damage to the the Great Barrier Reef and the global climate.
If built, the Carmichael project would be Australia’s largest open-pit coal mine, and the coal export facility at Abbot Point located on the Great Barrier Reef would be one of the largest coal ports in the world.
Public outcry against the proposals has reached global proportions, as has financial opposition, with 11 international banks already ruling out involvement. The case against the project has been growing fast, most recently highlighted by a Queensland Right To Information Request which revealed that the former Queensland Treasury deemed the plan “unbankable”.