Media Release: Tarkine mining threat shut down again

Activists with Bob Brown Foundation have again shut down MMG's tailings dam works in response to the Chinese state-owned company's pushing ahead with clearing forests for drilling operations.

"MMG admits they have not completed the necessary assessments to determine impacts on threatened species and forest communities on the proposed tailings dam site, and yet they are moving machines into clear forests and extend roads", said takayna/Tarkine Campaigner Scott Jordan.

"The Minister should intervene immediately to halt this activity, but until they do citizens will make that stand for her".

Activists Karen Weldrick (61) and Claire Brownhill (20) have blocked the main gate with a lock on device, while Tyla Bickley (23) has locked onto an excavator several kilometres past the gate to prevent the clearing of forests on the tailings dam site.

"I am here protecting takayna because it is the right thing to do. In a climate crisis it is criminal to allow the destruction of ancient forests", said Tyla Bickley.

"We don't have time to continue making these mistakes".

Bob Brown Foundation has requested the National Heritage Listing of takayna/Tarkine.

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  • Adam Burling
    published this page in Media Releases 2021-05-25 11:40:17 +1000