Opposition to the proposed coal mine in central Queensland will have a local face with the launch of Stop Adani campaign on Wednesday April 19.
The launch is at the Glasshouse from 6.30pm.
Hosted by Climate Change Australia, the branch is part of a nation-wide movement.
Across Australia opposition to the proposed Adani coal mine in central Queensland is growing.
CCA president Harry Creamer said the launch was open to the public.
“Please bring your family and invite your friends – this is an event not to miss if you want to find out more about this important issue, how it affects all Australians, and ways to get involved in stopping it, right here, right now, while we still have time,” he said.
“If this mine goes ahead, it will greatly increase the risk of losing the Great Barrier Reef – directly, through damage from the coal port and bulk coal carriers, and no less harmful, by burning massive amounts of coal that will add to global warming.
“The proposed mine is enormous.
If this mine goes ahead, it will greatly increase the risk of losing the Great Barrier ReefHarry Creamer
“The coal dug up will emit 180 million tonnes of CO2 p.a. which is about a third of Australia’s total annual emissions from all sources. It will increase air pollution, contaminate underground water systems, take away Indigenous land rights and threaten 70 000 tourism jobs.
“The jobs claimed for this project are over-stated. Whatever the claims, the company itself said it will only provide 1464 jobs in any one year. Take away jobs lost in tourism and other local resource industries because of competition from the mega mine, and remember that Adani will be using driverless trains and trucks, and it’s easy to see how there could be a net loss of jobs from this disastrous project.”
Mr Creamer said the federal and state governments are ‘aggressively supporting this dangerous and destructive project.
A new documentary, Guarding the Galilee, will be shown during the launch.
Presented by Queensland-born actor Michael Caton it runs for 30 minutes and explores the impacts of this project and actions we can take to stop it.
Meet local graziers, tourism operators, local residents, leaders of the campaign and others engaged in this fight, and find out what is planned for Australia.
Everyone is invited and can sign up to the event on the official website - http://www.stopadani.com/join_now - Select the ‘Show groups’ box, then zoom in to Port Macquarie to find Lower North Coast or slide the Groups list down to find us that way.