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

Will you sign?

  • Amelie Hudspeth
    signed 2019-10-17 07:42:55 +1100
  • Frances Butler
    signed 2019-10-17 07:28:46 +1100
  • Clare Roberts
    signed 2019-10-17 07:18:22 +1100
  • Jim Everett
    signed 2019-10-17 07:08:52 +1100
    Our First Nations are protectors of our Mother, our Country, waterways and seas, we continue to seek justice for Country as we should. The Tasmanian Government and its Opposition in Labor are in the bosses’ pockets, profits before rational thinking. We must win this struggle for our future generations come hell and brimfire if we fail.
  • Rowena Hudson
    signed 2019-10-17 07:00:14 +1100
  • Brenda Marshall
    signed 2019-10-17 06:44:41 +1100
  • Erica Ramage
    signed 2019-10-17 06:10:42 +1100
  • June Marls
    signed 2019-10-17 05:29:35 +1100
    Tasmania should keep a clean green damage free state as our brand. Caol mines and logging is counter productive to us long term.
  • Leah Hunt
    signed 2019-10-17 03:58:14 +1100
  • Glenn Driscoll
    signed 2019-10-17 00:05:54 +1100
  • Catherine Nicholson
    signed 2019-10-16 22:31:49 +1100
  • Zoe Allen
    signed 2019-10-16 22:24:26 +1100
  • Inala Swart
    signed 2019-10-16 22:16:10 +1100
    Absolutely absurd that the government pours money into disastrous fossil fuel projects that are a terrible idea environmentally and economically.
  • lalie ashley
    signed 2019-10-16 22:06:45 +1100
    hopefully we can keep the balance
  • Joseph Savva
    signed 2019-10-16 21:59:02 +1100
  • Clare Smith
    signed 2019-10-16 21:38:25 +1100
    Any possible short term gain from mining thermal coal will be overwhelmed by unmitigated climate warming. It is a death wish.
  • Zac Romagnoli-Townsend
    signed 2019-10-16 21:34:32 +1100
    No new fossil fuel projects, phase out old ones, just transitions and climate justice
  • Anthony Gleeson
    signed 2019-10-16 21:33:05 +1100
  • Jane Long
    signed 2019-10-16 21:30:30 +1100
  • Rebecca Smith
    signed 2019-10-16 21:22:17 +1100
    Rebecca Smith
  • Jessica Tan
    signed 2019-10-16 21:19:21 +1100
  • Annamaria Sordillo
    signed 2019-10-16 21:04:28 +1100
  • peter vonarburg
    signed 2019-10-16 20:57:50 +1100
    peter vonarburg
  • Jordan Tammens
    signed 2019-10-16 20:56:59 +1100