Media Release: Work at Venture Minerals Tarkine mine halted again

Bob Brown Foundation continues its Mount Lindsay rainforest defence.

Drill rigs have been shut down on the slopes of Mount Lindsay in takayna/Tarkine as Bob Brown Foundation enters its seventh day of protest actions in the World Heritage value rainforest.

Protester Annette Levis has padlocked herself to a drill rig on the Mount Lindsay site, preventing Venture Minerals from planned drilling.

“I am here because I feel passionate about the rainforest, and once it’s gone it cannot be replaced. Once you see this forest you will be amazed and shocked that anyone would consider removing it for such short term gains," said Ms Levis.

“We have shut down the destruction at Mount Lindsay for the seventh time in the past five weeks because Venture Minerals is not listening. Australia’s largest remaining temperate rainforest is not their sandbox to dig and spoil”, said Bob Brown Foundation takayna/Tarkine Campaigner Scott Jordan.

“Mount Lindsay is home to Tasmanian Devil, Spotted tailed Quoll and Masked Owl, while the company’s adjacent exploration plans risk remnant stands of Huon Pine on the Wilson River. We will continue to stand in between Venture and these rainforests until they surrender their mine lease and abandon this fool’s project”

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  • Adam Burling
    published this page in Media Releases 2021-12-20 09:13:24 +1100