Greens: Government Needs to Accept Climate Science (Australia)

Greensmps.org.au announced the Statement on the Environmental Protection Order issued to Clive Palmer’s Waratah Coal yesterday for not complying with its environmental duty at the China First coal mine project in the Galilee Basin.

“It’s incredibly alarming to see a mining magnate with considerable weight in federal Parliament breaking state environmental law,” Senator Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said.

Clive Palmer is threatening precious water supplies in the Galilee Basin with thousands of coal drill holes on private properties.

“If Mr Palmer’s China First mega coal mine is approved federally, he will also threaten our climate and Great Barrier Reef.

“Mr Palmer is planning to export millions of tonnes of coal through an expanded port in the Great Barrier Reef, using it as a dump ground for dredge spoil and a shipping super highway, and exacerbating climate change.

“It’s vital that the Abbott Government acts transparently in its consideration of the China First mine, given Mr Palmer’s position in the Lower House and influence in the Senate.

“The Abbott Government needs to accept climate science and that we’re at the end of the fossil fuel era and have viable renewable alternatives.

“Tony Abbott putting Clive Palmer ahead of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland’s water supplies and the climate, would be short sighted and self-interested,” Senator Waters said.

Press Release, November 6, 2013

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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