Indian Billionaire Adani is only one step away from starting the construction of a Coal Mine in Carmichael basin of Australia.
The Queensland Government has approved of Adani’s plan to minimize the impact on endangered bird species (Black-throated finch) where it plans a controversial mine. “The Department of Environment and Science (DES) approved Adani’s black-throated finch management plan,” the Queensland regulator said.
- The approval leaves just one permit outstanding, which relates to management of a sensitive groundwater source. That is expected to be issued by June 13.
- Australian citizens are strongly against the Adani project due to its touted impact of the region’s natural habitat and climate.
- Carmichael coal mine could cause irreparable damage to the Great Barrier Reef – the world’s largest coral reef system.
- Adani Australia chief executive Lucas Dow said the company had set aside 33,000 hectares to protect the species.
The Department of Environment and Science released a statement in which it said it was satisfied that Adani would engage “appropriately qualified ecologists” to undertake the company’s survey and monitoring work in relation to the finch.
“We’ve spent more than $1 million studying this bird which I suspect is probably well in excess of what anyone else has spent to under the bird and its habitat,” Mr Dow said.
The Black-throated finch is recognised as an endangered species by the Australian Government. However, this has not stopped lawmakers from giving a green light to Adani’s plans in spite of the wide-spread angst.
Factors which vindicate the opposition of citizens
In the coming decade, Australia is looking to switch entirely to renewable energy by constructing large-scale solar and wind power developments. About 3/4th of the coal mined in Australia is exported to Asian countries. In the coming years, Australia won’t be in need of these coal fired power stations
The Great Barrier Reef which is the world largest coral system is a popular spot for tourists and a world-famous Scuba Diving spot. It generates huge revenue for the Australian tourism industry.
Australian citizens are against more coal mines with the country underway with its transition to renewable resources The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms, and is a UNESCO protected site. The mine has put Australian citizens and lawmakers in a bipartisan conflict.