Media Release: BOB BROWN TO DISCUSS TOXIC MINE SITE WITH FEDERAL ENVIRONMENT MINISTER LEY TOMORROW

“Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley will meet environmentalist leader Bob Brown on Thursday as she prepares to make a call which could be crucial to the future of the Rosebery Mine.

Ms Ley flew into Tasmania on Wednesday and met representatives of mine owner MMG at Rosebery. MMG has been targeted for weeks by environmentalists led by the Bob Brown Foundation who are arguing against the company's proposed site for a new tailings storage facility, saying it includes precious Tarkine rainforest.

Ms Ley said she "absolutely" had an open mind on the proposal.”

The above is from The Advocate June 30 2021.

Former Greens leader Bob Brown said he agreed with Minister Ley's office this week to keep trip confidential.

He was surprised to see that media had accompanied Minister Ley to the vinictity of Chinese-owned MMG's proposed tailings dam site in the Tarkine rainforest. It appears that Minister Ley did not go into the actual site of the dam where a Bob Brown Foundation member is in a tree platform in the rainforest.

Minister Ley's office turned down Bob Brown's request to show her the vast threatened site from the air. Brown said he is looking forward to meeting the minister in the morning.


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  • Adam Burling
    published this page in Media Releases 2021-06-30 20:45:35 +1000