Clive Palmer-owned Central Queensland Coal wants to build a colossal coal mine just 10 km from the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Government-appointed scientists have warned of “significant and irreversible damage” to precious Reef ecosystems if this reckless coal mine goes ahead.
The Reef is undergoing another mass bleaching event, the fourth in six years. Approving any new coal mines in the middle of a climate crisis wreaking havoc on our Reef and oceans is unacceptable. Approving an open cut coal mine 10 km from the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area would be unforgivable.