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Adani plan to take 12.5 billion litres of water a year out of the Suttor River

email the Minister for Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg!

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robert99 robert99 Sweden Posts: 1360
1 23 Jun 2018
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Will you email the Minister for Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, and demand a full and proper assessment of Adani's water scheme?

Water is essential for all life, especially in a hot, dry continent like Australia, and our governments need to protect it first.

But Adani are trying to sneak through a plan to suck 12.5 billion litres of water a year out of the Suttor River - without any oversight at all from our federal laws to protect water from coal mines.

Submissions are due on Monday June 25, and if enough of us speak up, we can stop Adani's sneaky trick, but we need your voice today.

Personalise your email with your own words to have more impact. Here are some talking points you can add: -

   The North Galilee Water Scheme is clearly part of the Carmichael Coal Project, and the water trigger must apply.

   Adani has admitted that the water scheme is critical for the Carmichael Coal Project.

   The government must use the precautionary principle in assessing impacts on potentially groundwater-dependent biodiverse ecosystems, as well as surface water and groundwater.

   Adani’s attempt to split one project into two applications is a blatant abuse of the planning process and they should not be rewarded for it.

   Water is a critical resource, whereas renewable energy can replace the need for coal.

   The impacts of this water scheme are so significant that they are unacceptable and the Department should reject Adani’s application.

   They claim this shouldn’t require a full federal environmental assessment. But drought-stricken Queensland can’t afford to pour its precious water into a coal mine that will exacerbate climate change.

   Adani’s proposal must be thoroughly reviewed by the Independent Expert Scientific Committee.