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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  • Marilyn Goninon
    signed 2019-10-22 18:39:59 +1100
  • Steve Cooper
    signed 2019-10-21 22:03:01 +1100
  • Felicity Anderson
    signed 2019-10-21 12:44:22 +1100
  • Helen Stones
    signed 2019-10-21 04:13:18 +1100
  • Kaylene Allan
    signed 2019-10-20 21:01:05 +1100
    Kaylene Allan
  • Lydia Birch
    signed 2019-10-20 19:47:07 +1100
  • Susanna Fishburn
    signed 2019-10-20 19:22:30 +1100
  • Penelope Clark
    signed 2019-10-20 17:36:42 +1100
  • Janine Shields
    signed 2019-10-20 16:55:29 +1100
  • Katherine Palfrey
    signed 2019-10-20 11:23:28 +1100
  • Kylie Ambrose
    signed 2019-10-20 10:53:29 +1100
  • Georgia Ray
    signed 2019-10-20 09:34:52 +1100
  • Anthony Houston
    signed 2019-10-20 09:17:11 +1100
    Im a farmer and I know this coal mine will destroy our Tasmanian brand which is so valuable to the tourism and agriculture industries and the states economy as a whole as well as contribute to the destruction of the planet
  • Irene Nichols
    signed 2019-10-20 00:02:20 +1100
  • Kathy Barbour
    signed 2019-10-19 22:20:02 +1100
  • Fiona Howie
    signed 2019-10-19 21:22:38 +1100
  • Noelene Carr
    signed 2019-10-19 19:51:52 +1100
    Ditch coal. You have the reputation as a green and clean state. Don’t blow it. Too much scientific evidence shows we must use alternatives and renewables for energy.
  • Olivia De Santis
    signed 2019-10-19 18:20:20 +1100