Adani has received approval of coal project after years of resistance from pro-environmental groups.
Adani is all set to start his decade ago proposed Carmichael mine project in Australia. The environmentalist showed disappointment and argued that the project’s true environmental impact remains unclear.
- The project was proposed a decade ago but was strictly opposed by environmental activists and went through a rigorous process of approvals.
- The final approval was required from Queensland’s Environment Department for the mine’s groundwater management plan.
- Adani is ready to start construction within days of receiving the permit for its Carmichael mine.
- The mine would need about 1,500 employees and is expected to create 6,750 indirect jobs in the region.
Reactions to the approval
Government welcomes Adani
Queensland’s MPs and senators are elevated with this project because of the employment opportunities and investment. However, Queensland’s environmental minister, Leeanne Enoch is unapologetic towards the delay in approvals. She said, “Our state has some of the most rigorous environmental protections in the country and we do not apologise for that.”
Adani Australia ready to start mining
Lucas Dow, Adani Australia chief executive assured that they will start the proprietary work within weeks and deliver the jobs these regions need so badly. However, they have been asked to do further work over the next two years to identify any other potential source, by using detailed hydrogeochemical analysis of groundwater from different springs, isotopic analysis, air sampling and examinations of core samples from new bores.
Locals are excited about new opportunities
The locals are celebrating this event and are looking forward to jobs and apprenticeship provided by this project. They were supporting Adani and refused to participate in anti-Adani protests.
AYCC not accepting they have lost
The opposing Australian Youth Climate Coalition has refused to give up and were making allegations of Government being forced to sign the deal. They said that “There are still a number of approvals that need to happen before they can actually start extracting coal, which means that this project is not ready to go ahead, and we will fight it every step of the way.”