Huge turnout expected for Stop Adani Rally

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Organisers are predicting a huge turnout for the Stop Adani rally being held at Peregian Beach at 9AM this Saturday 7 October.  "This is the most important environmental battle of our time. It equates to the Franklin River dam battle, and we know that people from all around Australia are determined to stop the mine going ahead," said rally spokesperson Vivienne Griffin. "At the rally, people will form a human sign spelling out Stop Adani."

"The issue is really simple. Our extraordinary Great Barrier Reef will not survive if we do not take action on climate change. That means moving away from coal burning electricity as quickly as possible."

"The Adani Carmichael mine will be one of the largest on the planet if it goes ahead.  Mining and burning of the coal will contribute over 4.7 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases.  It must be stopped if we are to have a chance of saving the Great Barrier Reef."

"Apart from the climate change impacts, there is just so much wrong about this proposed mine. There have been highly misleading claims made about job creation, there are serious ground and surface water impacts which will affect local farmers and the Great Artesian basin, impacts on the local environment, and refusal by major national and international banks to fund the project."

"Put that together with special treatment from governments, including deferral of royalties which will short change the Queensland people an estimated $253 million and a proposed $1 billion loan from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, which is the subject of a Senate inquiry.  Just imagine the amount of renewable energy we could create with that money!"

People are asked to come along at 8AM for the rally to start at 9AM on the Peregian Beach foreshore in front of the surf club.

For background information about this topic, refer to the following:

[1] ABC News, Adani's Carmichael coal mine green light raises more questions than answers, 6 June 2017

[2] The Guardian, Adani needs Carmichael mine to stave off income crash, report says, 3 October 2017

 
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