Media Release: Venture Minerals greenwash misses the mark.

Bob Brown Foundation has rebuffed claims by Venture Minerals that they want a carbon neutral mine at Mt Lindsay as amateurish greenwash. Venture's proposed Mt Lindsay mine would be situated in the Meredith Range Regional Reserve in the southern reaches of takayna /Tarkine.

"It's about the rainforests, stupid," said takayna /Tarkine Campaigner Scott Jordan.

"Venture plans to erase a huge area of carbon rich, ancient rainforest for a mine with an 8 year life, and they want us to believe that them tinkering with vehicle emissions will balance the ledger?"

"The rainforest carbon stores that Venture will release at Mt Lindsay have built over millennia. Wet temperate rainforests - and Mt Lindsay represents some of the best - are among the most carbon dense forests on the planet. You can't fix that by changing your trucks".

"If Venture was serious about a carbon neutral future they would walk away from projects in takayna /Tarkine at Mt Lindsay and abandon plans to clear the remaining three strip mine stages at Riley Creek. Everything else is snake oil".

Venture's Riley Creek mine is currently mining the first of four stages to be cleared and strip mined. 

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  • Adam Burling
    published this page in Media Releases 2021-09-14 13:07:38 +1000