Young people across Queensland who care about their future are outraged that the State Government approved Adani’s Carmichael Coal Mine.
The Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) want to stop the mine going ahead, and hold Australian leaders accountable.
AYCC Campaign Director Olivia Hill said Adani want to drain billions of litres of Queensland’s water which is a huge slap in the face to communities already suffering through drought and water shortages.
“The Queensland Government has caved in to Adani’s bullying tactics. This billionaire company wants to get rich quick off their climate-wrecking coal mine and leave everyone else to pick up the pieces when they’ve trashed Queensland’s environment and our climate,” Ms Hill said.
“Adani have been prosecuted multiple times for illegally starting work and exceeding pollution limits, and have a track record of alleged corruption and workers’ rights abuses. We can’t trust Adani to look out for our communities or the environment.”
Ms Hill said we need our leaders to be looking out for our future and thinking about the long-term, sustainable industries we can build, instead of letting companies like Adani trash our environment for generations for the sake of short-term profits.
“If Adani think that they’ll be able to start work on this mine without a fight, they’ve got another thing coming,” she said.
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