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Lock the Gate says Ministers Hunt and Lynham must seize the opportunity with Adani mine

Lock the Gate’s National President, Drew Hutton today welcomed the Federal Court decision to overturn the approval of Adani’s Carmichael mine saying even the courts were now recognising that this was “the end of coal”.

“We call on the Queensland and Federal governments to take the opportunity now to stop trying to swim against the world tide and join the timely move away from fossil fuels,” he said.

“Queensland Mines Minister Lynham is so far sticking to the ‘jobs, jobs jobs’ mantra but it’s been proven time and time again that there aren’t many jobs in the coal industry, and there are so many downsides for our water, our foodlands, our environment and our communities.

“Minister Hunt and Minister Lynham should grab this opportunity while they can so that history will judge them to be forward-thinkers and our economic and environmental saviours, not plodders with their heads stuck in the coal slurry.”

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