Thursday, December 12, 2013
I didn't vote for them
Well good old Environment Minister Greg Hunt has approved projects that will mangle our Great Barrier Reef. Take a good look at the photo, it might be the last pristine look we'll get.
let me see, dredging 3 million cubic metres of spoil which will be dumped in the reef's waters all for the development of three coal export terminals at Abbot Point.
He also approved the building of a new coal terminal at Abbot Point by Indian mining giant Adani and we all know how environmentally conscious Indian mining giants are.
And a new processing plant for coal seem gas on Curtis Island. That project has dredging of 1.4 million cubic metres of crap at Port Curtis and the mouth of the Calliope River near Gladstone. The icing on the cake there is a proposed pipeline to the plant.
Mr Hunt said he had imposed 148 strict environmental conditions on the developments.
The reef already has a problem with water quality from farm runoff which is damaging corals, sea grass and marine habitats.
Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche welcomed the decision and said it confirm that industry could co-exist with the reef.
Oh Yeah, let's hear from the Tourism Minister and what he thinks.
I signed the petition to stop this along with a lot of other people but obviously we're just a lot a reef huggers and nutters.
I didn't vote for them, I'm going to have a button made and wear it.