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. 

978 signatures

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  • Richard Mack
    signed 2019-10-10 15:21:06 +1100
    The money should go to Tassie’s failing health system!
  • Marina Chapman
    signed 2019-10-10 15:21:05 +1100
  • Robert Bennett
    signed 2019-10-10 15:18:48 +1100
  • Peter Jarvis
    signed 2019-10-10 15:18:22 +1100
    PETER JARVIS
  • John Barnett
    signed 2019-10-10 15:16:38 +1100
    Can we get that $50K back and do something useful with it, like a few elective surgeries perhaps?
  • Sue Todd
    signed 2019-10-10 15:13:26 +1100
  • Christine Robinson
    signed 2019-10-10 15:07:41 +1100
  • Jill Robinson
    signed 2019-10-10 15:05:04 +1100
  • Andy Spate
    signed 2019-10-10 15:04:43 +1100
    Andy Spate
  • Loic Auderset
    signed 2019-10-10 15:03:54 +1100
  • Rosemary Holloway
    signed 2019-10-10 15:03:47 +1100
  • Heidi Auman
    signed 2019-10-10 15:03:19 +1100
  • Rita Richter
    signed 2019-10-10 15:03:06 +1100
    This is absolutely the wrong thing to be doing with taxpayer funds. Tasmania should be Australia’s leading state on 100% renewables & DEFINITELY NO new coal exploration
  • Andy O'Brien
    signed 2019-10-10 15:01:59 +1100
  • Helen Willis-Smith
    signed 2019-10-10 15:01:34 +1100
  • Helen Henderson
    signed 2019-10-10 14:58:28 +1100
    Helen Henderson
  • Lucia Barrimore
    signed 2019-10-10 14:57:37 +1100
    Please invest in a SAFE future – contribute to renewables, e.g. hemp farming – NOT mining for coal !
  • Su Couper
    signed 2019-10-10 14:56:32 +1100
  • Lois Hoffmann
    signed 2019-10-10 14:54:04 +1100
  • Dr Nancy Hudson-Rodd
    signed 2019-10-10 14:52:02 +1100
  • Dietmar Kahles
    signed 2019-10-10 14:49:43 +1100
  • Keith Dixon
    signed 2019-10-10 14:49:30 +1100
    ridiculous waste of taxpayer’s money
  • David Waters
    signed 2019-10-10 14:48:39 +1100
  • R J Scott
    signed 2019-10-10 14:47:46 +1100
  • Marnie Bower
    signed 2019-10-10 14:45:44 +1100
    Short sighted idiots – is how I woud describe the Hodgman Government. Climate change is happeneing – act responsibly – the future of the planet is reliant on politicians making decisions for the longer term and all ciotizens not just a few big businesses
  • Gary Luck
    signed 2019-10-10 14:45:14 +1100
  • Mervyn Pike
    signed 2019-10-10 14:43:29 +1100
    Mervyn George Pike