Media release: Adani to face trial over wetland pollution

Reef Pollution: Adani can't dodge responsibility for breaking the law

Adani cannot wipe its hands of responsibility for polluting the Great Barrier Reef and the precious Caley Valley wetlands with coal-laden water from its port at Abbot Point, says Mackay Conservation Group today.

Adani today indicated they would be pleading not guilty in Bowen Magistrates Court to breaching its pollution licence and polluting the Great Barrier Reef in 2017, with a hearing date set for July 22.

Peter McCallum, Co-ordinator of Mackay Conservation Group, said, “There’s clear evidence Adani breached its emissions licence, which led the Queensland government to pursue court action.

“The miner can try deny responsibility, but decision-makers should take note that Adani’s list of wrongdoings keep multiplying like weeds.

“Adani is currently under investigation for releasing coal-laden water into the Caley Valley wetlands and illegal drilling into groundwater and clearing land at its mine site.

“With Adani’s track record, how can we trust Adani with the Great Barrier Reef and precious water which farmers and regional communities rely on to survive?

“Scientists warn Adani’s plans to protect water and the endangered black-throated finch are flawed.

“Governments must act now to protect our water, native wildlife and climate, by ensuring this polluting coal mine does not proceed.”

ENDS

 

Contact: Peter McCallum, Coordinator, Mackay Conservation Group 0402 966 560


Vision and stills - 2017 Cyclone Debbie and Abbot Point pollution
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Drone footage after coal spill: https://vimeo.com/213007551  pwd: c0@l


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