Media reports that a Western Australian mining company, Venture minerals, is demanding $100,359 and will ‘cripple’ or potentially cause the ‘extinction’ of the Bob Brown Foundation are premature, Bob Brown said tonight.
“Our foundation has received nothing from this environmentally-destructive company. Clearly, it has better communications with media outlets. Its alleged Friday-afternoon letter of demand has not been delivered. They may have struck media oil but they have not reached our letterbox.”
“They are taking action for money but our motto is ‘action for Earth’. If this is another exercise in coercing the defenders of Tasmania’s wild and scenic beauty into jelly they are writing to the wrong people.” Brown said.
“We have a list of demands which will be more popular than in Tasmania - including that Venture Minerals take its drills and bulldozers out of the World Heritage valued Tarkine region,” BBF Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said.