Speaking out against Adani: ‘The value of persistence’

Protesters have again taken to the streets of Bega to speak out against the controversial Adani coal mine project in Queensland.

During the rally outside the Bega Valley Shire Library, speakers denounced the environmental damage they say the mine will cause.

Bega Valley Shire councillor Cathy Griff discussed “the value of persistence, maintaining the call and engaging people in the solution of renewable energy and emissions prevention”, Ms Brown said.

“Every voice raised against it can be an impediment to Adani's project in the Carmichael Basin,” protester Sally-Anne Brown said.

Ms Brown called for governments to revoke mining consent for the project to be developed by Adani Group, one of India’s largest companies, with revenue of over $11billion.

“The earlier the better: the railway through the basin, the port in the reef and the mine itself are each disasters if completed,” she said.

The group also discussed divesting from superannuation funds that invest in non-renewable energy technology.

It was announced this week Chinese banks would not be funding the project, and on Wednesday NSW Greens MPs Jeremy Buckingham and Dawn Walker were arrested after taking part in a blockade of the mine’s rail construction site.


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