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Petitioning Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke

Reverse approval for Hancock's coal export terminal at Abbot Point


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Last Thursday Federal Environment minister Tony Burke quietly approved a huge new coal export terminal at Abbot Point in the Great Barrier Reef, but new findings show that the adjacent Caley Valley wetland is home to a federally threatened species.

Greenpeace revealed yesterday that this assessment didn't take into account biodiversity surveys, obtained from the Queensland Government under Right to information laws, that show that the Caley Valley wetlands are internationally significant habitat for shorebirds, and support a nationally significant population of a Federally threatened species the Australian Painted Snipe.

Both the Queensland Government and Hancock coal knew about the surveys and they should have been part of the federal government assessment.

Tony Burke must stop the Caley Valley Cover-up and reverse his approval of Hancock's coal export terminal at Abbot Point.

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Letter to
Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke
Reverse approval for Hancock's coal export terminal at Abbot Point

Last Thursday you quietly approved a huge new coal export terminal at Abbot Point, in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. New findings that the adjacent Caley Valley wetland is home to a federally threatened species mean that you should reconsider your approval.

Greenpeace has obtained documents from the Queensland Government using Right to Information, that reveal the Caley Valley wetlands are internationally significant habitat for shorebirds, and support a nationally significant population of a Federally threatened species, the Australian Painted Snipe.

Both the Queensland Government and Hancock Coal knew about the surveys and they should have been part of the your assessment.

The Caley Valley Cover-up must stop with you, Minister Burke. Please reverse the approval of Hancock's coal export terminal at Abbot Point.