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Thu Aug 4, 2022, 10:11 AM

Australia to protect Barrier Reef by banning coal mine

Source: AP

By ROD McGUIRK

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government announced on Thursday it plans to prevent development of a coal mine due to the potential impact on the nearby Great Barrier Reef.

Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said she intends to deny approval for the Central Queensland Coal Project to be excavated northwest of the Queensland state town of Rockhampton.

The minority Greens party has been pressing the center-left Labor Party government, which was elected in May, to refuse approvals of coal or gas projects, to help reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.

“Based on the information available to me at this stage, I believe that the project would be likely to have unacceptable impacts to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and the values of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and National Heritage Place,” Plibersek said in a statement.



In this photo provided by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, a green turtle swims in waters of Ribbon Reef No 10 near Cairns, Australia, Jan. 26, 2019. Australia's new government announced on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, it plans to prevent a coal mine from being created because of its potential impact on the nearby Great Barrier Reef. (Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority via AP)


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Thu Aug 4, 2022, 10:12 AM

1. Good News, mate.

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Thu Aug 4, 2022, 10:25 AM

2. Awesome news

Good on 'em!

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Thu Aug 4, 2022, 10:25 AM

3. Good job, Labor+Green Parties!

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Thu Aug 4, 2022, 04:44 PM

4. That's how you do it.

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