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. 

1,021 signatures

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  • Lyn Smith
    signed 2019-11-19 19:18:54 +1100
    Look at the fires across Australia, at floods in Venice and England, at loss of species. Need one go on? No more coal mines PLEASE!
  • June Hilder
    signed 2019-11-19 18:56:01 +1100
  • Graham Walker
    signed 2019-11-19 18:06:10 +1100
    We need to be looking into alternatives to fossil fuels, not digging more up. Definitely don’t need to start coal mining in Tassie! I am constantly blown away at how out of touch the politicians in this country are!
  • Anthea Maynard
    signed 2019-11-19 17:19:05 +1100
  • Tolga Yilmaz
    signed 2019-11-16 09:59:14 +1100
  • Zeena Steele
    signed 2019-11-11 16:02:04 +1100
    We do not want a coal mine in Tasmania. We need to reduce fossil fuels. WAKE UP
  • Felicity Massey
    signed 2019-11-10 17:33:57 +1100
    The world is moving on from coal. Time to get on board!!
  • Margrit Korosi
    signed 2019-11-05 09:54:49 +1100
  • Melanie Archer
    signed 2019-11-04 17:46:16 +1100
    Coal? They must be kidding!
  • Iris Bysouth
    signed 2019-10-28 16:07:13 +1100
    Iris joyce Bysouth
  • Madeleine Douville
    signed 2019-10-23 16:52:34 +1100
  • Claire Burgess
    signed 2019-10-23 10:05:32 +1100
    Claire Burgess
  • Marilyn Goninon
    signed 2019-10-22 18:39:59 +1100
  • Steve Cooper
    signed 2019-10-21 22:03:01 +1100