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Queensland Approves Coal Mining Project That May Damage Great Barrier Reef : SCIENCE : Tech Times

The government of Queensland in Australia has granted a mining license to an India-based mining company to dig the country’s largest coal mine — a move that draws criticism amid a severe coral bleaching episode of the Great Barrier Reef.

Three licenses issued on April 3 by Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk had allowed mining firm Adani to extract coal in the Galilee Basin of the state through a projected Carmichael coal mine.

The plan, estimated to lead to huge coal exports to India, will entail expanding an Abbot Point port adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef to accommodate greater traffic – something feared to release plumes from debris and soil over the reef and exacerbate its current ecosystem damage.

Source: Queensland Approves Coal Mining Project That May Damage Great Barrier Reef : SCIENCE : Tech Times

What a tragic choice for all the parties concerned.

1 Comment on Queensland Approves Coal Mining Project That May Damage Great Barrier Reef : SCIENCE : Tech Times

  1. unfortunate approval, money power winning.

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