No New Coal Mines in Tasmania

NNCM-logo.pngTasmania is a renewable energy powerhouse, but the state government is taking Tasmania backwards.

It recently gave a grant of $50,000 of taxpayers' money to a Western Australian company to explore for coal deposits in Tasmania's Southern Midlands. 

Australia Institute research shows this project does not stack up economically or environmentally:

  • Any new coal mine would consume huge amounts of water, up to 750 million litres per year.
  • Can't compete on cost - It will be difficult for this mine to compete without further and larger taxpayer-funded subsidies.
  • Pollution - Burning coal is the largest contributor to the human-made increase of CO2 in the atmosphere, fueling heatwaves and other extreme weather events.

The Palawa people of lutruwita, who have cared for this island for thousands of generations, have been making calls for protection of country for a long time. 

This is the wrong project in the wrong place at the wrong time, will you add your name to our open letter?

 

To the Premier & Opposition Leader of Tasmania --

We must listen to the scientists on climate change and:

1 // Stop expanding Tasmania's coal industry. We need a moratorium on new coal mines.

2 // Prioritise our productive landscapes over new coal mines. Tasmania is blessed with rich arable land that has fed people here for over 40,000 years. We cannot threaten this by building new coal mines that will compete for water

3 // Cease taxpayer-funded subsidies for fossil fuel projects. Every dollar of taxpayers' money spent subsidising new coal mines is a dollar that can't be spent on hospitals, schools and other services Tasmanians rely on. 

1,022 signatures

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  • Jacinta Allen
    signed 2020-06-29 09:00:20 +1000
  • Laura Purcell
    signed 2020-06-20 14:02:52 +1000
  • Adisson Ruiz
    signed 2020-06-09 09:36:02 +1000
  • Wayne Hart
    signed 2020-06-08 15:33:48 +1000
  • mark hall
    signed 2020-05-25 15:03:29 +1000
  • Louise Denson
    signed 2020-05-25 14:51:48 +1000
  • Marianne Sherry
    signed 2020-04-29 13:33:11 +1000
    Without effective ways to prevent the use of fossil fuels leading to global warming, no mining of coal can be justified, especially when developing renewable energy sources provides POLLUTION-FREE energy after the technology has been constructed. New coal mines cannot be justified. Look at the science.
  • Monika Hardy
    signed 2020-04-29 12:52:29 +1000
  • Lisa Corsi
    signed 2020-04-09 17:16:52 +1000
  • Angela Reeve
    signed 2020-04-04 21:47:46 +1100
  • Jacinta Hill
    signed 2020-03-02 11:40:43 +1100
    I resent ANY of my taxes being used to progress the fossil fuel industry. Sheer madness. The science and research is overwhelming: More coal mines are economic suicide and create environmental disasters. We can’t live on a dead planet. We are NOT a clever country. Show me leaders who can take two steps forward, not three steps back. I vote for them.
  • Brynhild Hearder
    signed 2020-02-20 12:26:26 +1100
  • Earl Rasmussen
    signed 2020-02-09 08:49:52 +1100