ARTS PROTEST CAMPAIGN: PROJECT 1
The Carmichael Coal Mine was proposed in 2010 by Adani Mining Ltd, a subsidiary of the Adani Group from India, operating as Adani Australia for its Australian projects, known as Adani. Adani's initial proposition was to extract up to 60 million tonnes per annum of product coal for 150 years from an estimated coal resource of 8.3 billion tonnes at Moray Downs, 388kms long rail-line and the construction of a new coal export terminal at the Abbot Point coal port situated near the Great Barrier Reef. Subsequent adjustments have reduced the project timeline to 60 years and estimated total production 2.3 billion tonnes of thermal coal. However, the mine would continue to impact an area more than five times that of Sydney Harbour.
Despite the Queensland Land Court ruling, the proposed mine is one of the largest coal mines in the world and the mining and burning of coal is estimated to generate 4.7 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions increasing the global temperature by 2 degrees celsius. Adani has dismissed a shortfall of $2 billion in funding in confidence releasing a statement that the first delivery of coal is on target for March 2020. Construction has commenced and a rail line is being built.
STOP ADANI KEY CAMPAIGN REASONS*
ia are fervent in our agreement with the reasons provided by the #STOPADANI campaign and share in their thoughts by publishing why there is a need to #STOPADANI. Please note that there is no order of importance or sequencing of campaign aims within the list. ia encourage you activate your interest by finding out more through visiting the #STOPADANI website and getting involved.
Adani’s mine, rail and port project will destroy ancestral lands, waterways and cultures of indigenous peoples in the region. Consent has not be given by the Wangan and Jagalingou peoples
Fossil fuel emissions are killing our planet. Pollution from burning coal is the single biggest contributor to dangerous global warming, threatening our way of life. The coal mining industry drains and pollutes our water supplies, harms our health and destroys our natural landscape.
Adani Group companies have a record of environmental destruction and prosecutions internationally that includes illegal dealings, bribery, environmental and social devastation and allegations of corruption, fraud and money laundering.
Most governments of the world are enforcing pollution cuts and the burning of more coal will lead to an increase in the Earth's temperature leading to more extreme weather and further bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef.
Billions of litres of water from the Great Artesian and other precious basins will be drawn from the Adani mine for free, with threatening of local farmers and Australia’s groundwater.
* source: Stop Adani Campaign Website