The water that farmers and graziers rely on for their livelihoods is under threat, yet governments are refusing to act.
Right now, Adani’s proposal for a “groundwater dependent ecosystem management plan” in the Galilee Basin risks setting a dangerous precedent for farmers and graziers across Queensland.
Scientists are concerned Adani’s Carmichael mine could permanently dry up local springs in the area. And the government’s own research into the cumulative impacts of 7 of the 17 proposed mines for the Galilee region found a more than 95% chance of changing water flows in the local river basin.
It is crazy that these mines are even being considered as much of this part of Queensland remains gripped in severe drought. Without access to water, Central Queensland farmers and communities will not survive future droughts.
Adani’s water proposal requires sign off from both State and Federal Environment Ministers.
We want to book a full page ad in Queensland Country Life to send a clear message to Ministers Price and Enoch: do not approve the Adani mine until more thorough research into the impact on water is conducted.
This is a message they cannot ignore -- an open letter from farmers across Queensland calling for these Ministers to protect their livelihoods. Will you chip in today and stand with Queensland farmers?
If we raise $6500, we can book the ad; raising more will extend our reach even further. Donations are not tax deductible.
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Open letter from QLD Farmers
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