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mining

10 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to Malcolm Turnbull

Stopping Adani's controversial Carmichael mine in the Galilee Basin!

The Galilee Basin is a large inland geological basin in the western Queensland region of Australia. The Galilee basin is home to the Wangan and Jagalingou people. The Wangan and Jagalingou people say  "We are gravely concerned about the push by Adani and the Queensland and Federal Governments to open up the Carmichael Mine on our traditional lands. Our traditional lands are an interconnected and living whole; a vital cultural landscape. It is central to us as a People, and to the maintenance of our identity, laws and consequent rights. If the Carmichael mine were to proceed it would tear the heart out of the land. The scale of this mine means it would have devastating impacts on our native title, ancestral lands and waters, our totemic plants and animals, and our environmental and cultural heritage. It would pollute and drain billions of litres of groundwater, and obliterate important springs systems. It would potentially wipe out threatened and endangered species. It would literally leave a huge black hole, monumental in proportions, where there were once our homelands. These effects are irreversible. Our land will be “disappeared”. Not only would it destroy this important land but it would also, If the mine goes ahead and that leads to the development of other mines in the basin, their potential combined maximum output would result in more than 705m tonnes of CO2 being emitted each year. That’s about 1.3 times Australia’s total current emissions. If the world wants to have a 50% chance of keeping global warming at less than 2C above pre-industrial levels, 88% of the world’s known coal reserves need to stay in the ground. In the Asia-Pacific region, more than 90% of coal needs to stay in the ground, according to research published in Nature. So please, if you believe in the future of not only Australia but the world then please sign this, show that you care!

Thomas MInnett
410 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Malcolm Turnbull, Josh Frydenberg, Senator Richard Di Natale, Bill Shorten, The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk

Stop Adani's Carmichael mine: Australia's young people deserve a voice

AUSTRALIA'S YOUTH WANT A VOICE IN ONE OF THE MOST IMMINENT ENVIRONMENTAL DECISIONS OUR CURRENT GOVERNMENT WILL MAKE. Indian coal company Adani is in the midst of seeking approval for the construction of the largest coal mine in Australia's history - the Carmichael Mine and Rail project in northern Queensland. It is planned to be constructed right on the World Heritage Site of the Great Barrier Reef, and threatens plant, animal and aquatic life. Not only has Adani proven itself incapable of adhering to environmental licenses on it's Abbott Point mine (http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/05/04/adani-breaches-abbot-point-sediment-levels) but the mine will be funded by billions of Australian tax dollars. And for what? A mine that damages its immediate environment of beautiful coral and sea-life, causes irreversible global warming and contributes to the failing coal sector of the Australian energy mix.  As a young person, it is terrifying to see this mine moving towards becoming reality. My generation are the ones who will live with the unknown consequences global warming and will bear the burden of our current government's inability to act on the interests of future generations.  Stop the construction of Adani's mine and listen to real Australians' concerns about the worst environmental mistake of our lifetime. We will make our voices heard!  This is a call upon the Federal Minister for the Environment Josh Frydenberg MP and his Queensland constituents, as well as the Federal and Queensland representatives of the Greens and Labor parties to acknowledge, fight and act in the interests of real young Australians  who say NO to Adani, NO to the destruction of our environment and YES to a sustainable, coal-free future. If you are a young Australian who cares for the future of our generation or if you believe young people should have a loud voice in the major political decisions of our time, SIGN and SHARE this petition! Thank you for your support and for giving the environment and a sustainable future a chance!   

Lauren Lancaster
929 supporters
Started 6 months ago

Petition to Steve Robinson, Hon Jacklyn Trad, Ted O'Brien, Fiona Simpson, Mark Jamieson

Stop the Coolum Sandmine!

We are a coastal town on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. We do not want to see the proposed sand mine go ahead in Coolum Beach. There are many reasons why the location is completely inappropriate, however our top 4 are as follows: Our town relies heavily on tourism, it is a small coastal strip and the land in question sits at the very entrance to Coolum Beach. Not only this traffic traveling from the airport North to Noosa will be greeted with a visual eyesore as their introduction to the Sunshine Coast. The Coolum Beach State Primary School sits on the opposite corner of the proposed site. Over 1000 of our local children attend this school on a daily basis. They would be subjected to any noise and dust produced by the mine. They would also be affected by the coming and going of trucks outside their school, especially during peak traffic times (before and after school) when there is already bumper to bumper traffic. The residents of Coolum Beach will be directly affected by the mine. Particularly the ones with homes overlooking the the mine. The sight, noise and dust will be intolerable. We have concerns for the health of our community. Our property prices will decrease and sales have already begun to be affected with talk of the mine. The environmental implications are extensive. Throughout this parcel of land there are waterways with extensive mangroves and vegetation. The water flows directly into the Maroochy River, but also into our local Stumers Creek which in turn leads to the ocean. In addition to this the land is flood prone and floods yearly. With the creation of pools for the mine there is concern this will encourage flooding and that the water will not be clean. There is also the question of what else lies in the sand (ie. Acid Sulfate) that will be disturbed creating an imbalance in the natural ecosystem.

Stop the Coolum Sandmine
1,916 supporters