We have hit the road and we are convoying to Devonport. After a great rally in Hobart, in the sparkling morning sun, 80 cars headed off on the Stop Adani Convoy.
Read the full article in The Saturday Paper here: https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/opinion/topic/2019/02/09/the-stop-adani-convoy/15496308007421
Read the full article on the Sydney Morning Herald here: https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/bigger-than-franklin-bob-brown-to-lead-anti-adani-road-convoy-20190206-p50w1o.html
Read the full article in The Guardian here: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/27/warming-world-gets-older-wiser-richer-activists-hot-under-the-collar
An article in The Guardian by Bob Brown, 24 March 2017
When I rafted the Franklin in the 1970s, I knew the campaign to save that spectacular river, despite local support for damming it, would become one to test that generation. In 2017, stopping the Adani coal mine is a campaign to test this generation of Australians.
In 40 years time people will be talking about the campaign to stop Adani like they now talk about the Franklin. “Where were you and what did you do?” they will ask.
This is the environmental issue of our times and, for one, the Great Barrier Reef is at stake. The Adani corporation’s dirty coalmine is an impending disaster with effects which will reach far beyond Australia.
Everywhere I go people ask me about it. They cannot believe that, at a time when we should be drastically cutting the pollution which drives global warming, Australia’s authorities would even consider building the world’s biggest export coalmine.
ABC RN has an interview with Bob Brown discussing the Stop Adani Alliance
In a last ditch effort to stop the Adani coal mine project, 13 environmental organisations are coming together today to launch the Stop Adani Alliance.
Bloomberg has an article by Perry Williams on the Stop Adani Alliance:
The environmental protesters are “demonstrating against jobs” in Australia and “economic and social development in India,” a spokesman for Adani’s Australian unit said in an email Wednesday.
Adani has rejected previous campaigns by green groups against the mine, saying the development meets strict environmental guidelines. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk have publicly backed the project.
Adani Enterprises Ltd., the flagship company of the Adani Group, fell as much as 2 percent to 101.55 rupees and traded at 102.15 rupees as of 2:41 p.m. in Mumbai.