The Adani mine is this generation's Franklin River. People power can stop it - Bob Brown

An article in The Guardian by Bob Brown, 24 March 2017

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theguardian.com

When I rafted the Franklin in the 1970s, I knew the campaign to save that spectacular river, despite local support for damming it, would become one to test that generation. In 2017, stopping the Adani coal mine is a campaign to test this generation of Australians.

In 40 years time people will be talking about the campaign to stop Adani like they now talk about the Franklin. “Where were you and what did you do?” they will ask.

This is the environmental issue of our times and, for one, the Great Barrier Reef is at stake. The Adani corporation’s dirty coalmine is an impending disaster with effects which will reach far beyond Australia.

Everywhere I go people ask me about it. They cannot believe that, at a time when we should be drastically cutting the pollution which drives global warming, Australia’s authorities would even consider building the world’s biggest export coalmine.

Read the full article by Bob on theguardian.com here.


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  • commented 2017-04-27 17:43:43 +1000
    This is beyond stupidity – this is deliberate and considered destruction and the Australian Government are ignoring the public who know exactly what is at stake. Wake up Australia – this is a direct attack on the future well being of everyone living in this country and a direct attack on democractic principles and processes. These power hungry deluded politicians MUST BE STOPPED before it is too late
  • commented 2017-04-13 03:29:20 +1000
    Adani’s coal from Australia will be unloaded in Goa (on India’s West coast) and we Goans are against the smothering of our air with coal dust. Many environmental and social groups have combined forces to tell the Government to stop the import of coal.
    Eric Pinto, Green Brigade, Goa
  • commented 2017-04-04 19:53:15 +1000
    Shame on our politicians, shame on both major parties to allow such unbelievable project to go ahead. Let’s stop the destruction, let’s stop it now, let’s stop our politicians playing with our children’s heritage!