Just this afternoon, EDO Qld lodged a legal challenge on behalf of the Australian Conservation Foundation against the Federal Government in relation to Adani’s North Galilee Water Scheme:
“The application, lodged in the Federal Court, is seeking a judicial review of the Environment Minister’s decision to allow assessment of the project to proceed without applying the water trigger under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. If successful, it would force the government to go back to the drawing board and properly consider the impact of this massive pipeline project on Australia’s precious water resources.
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“Why is coal so hard to quit? Because coal is a powerful incumbent. It’s there by the millions of tons under the ground. Powerful companies, backed by powerful governments, often in the form of subsidies, are in a rush to grow their markets before it is too late. Banks still profit from it. Big national electricity grids were designed for it. Coal plants can be a surefire way for politicians to deliver cheap electricity — and retain their own power. In some countries, it has been a glistening source of graft.”
» The New York Times - 24 November 2018: The World Needs to Quit Coal. Why Is It So Hard?
The school kids will be on Sunrise Breakfast tomorrow at 7:20 in Sydney, and they are on BBC, in New York Times, The Guardian and so many newspapers and tv stations from around the world.
Jean Hinchliffe, who was on SBS three weeks ago, will be on The Project on Channel 10 tomorrow evening.
This was one person’s idea – thank you, @GretaThunberg! Now if this is what the determination of one single person can bring about within just a few months, imagine what can happen when even more of Australia’s four million students begin to get engaged in this issue in 2019. 🙂
#ClimateStrike #ClimateStrikeAustralia #SchoolStrike #SchoolStrike4Climate #TheTimeHasCome for #StoryChange #SupportGreta #YouthRevolution #FridaysForFuture
TODAY "We don’t want to live in a world where floods are happening and droughts and bushfires are happening all the time." - These passionate kids are walking out of school, demanding something be done about climate change! Would you let your school children go on strike? #9Today ... See MoreSee Less
“The young people of Australia look to the actions of the government in this place, and they are revolted.” (...) “You have underestimated the young people of this nation.” ~ Senator Jordon Steele-John www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK649KzrDb0 “What we want is more... #climatestrike #you...