Controversial mining company MMG has requested the removal of Bob Brown Foundation’s Tarkine blockade to allow access to build a tailings dam in verified World Heritage Value forest in takayna / Tarkine. The request and proposed drilling for the tailings dam have been met with condemnation by the Foundation.
“MMG has a large lease area south of the Pieman River and outside takayna / Tarkine. The idea that they would choose to move acid producing tailings across Lake Pieman to desecrate an area that has verified World Heritage significance beggars belief,” said Bob Brown Foundation’s takayna / Tarkine Campaigner Scott Jordan.
“Our Pieman River blockade camp has been in place in takayna / Tarkine for 39 days, defending a tract of the largest temperate rainforests in Australia from proposed logging. We won’t be standing by while any interests, logging or mining, destroy this carbon rich and wildlife supporting habitat. MMG should reconsider this folly and abandon plans to cross the Pieman River,” Scott Jordan said.
“This company MMG, whose majority owner is the Chinese Communist Party, is no stranger to global controversy with current ongoing conflict with the local community in their giant Las Bambas mine in Peru,” Scott Jordan said.