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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  • Robin Maguire
    signed 2019-10-16 20:36:42 +1100
    Robin Maguire
  • Jack Lewis
    signed 2019-10-16 20:31:07 +1100
  • Angela Tamayo
    signed 2019-10-16 20:27:36 +1100
  • Duane Smith
    signed 2019-10-16 20:25:06 +1100
  • Matt Palmer
    signed 2019-10-16 20:22:24 +1100
    As the Tasmanian and Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year (2019) I absolutely condemn the shortsighted thinking involved in this relentless obsession with new coal. It’s dead. Time to move on and join us in cheaper and cleaner renewables.
  • Maddy cundall
    signed 2019-10-16 20:17:37 +1100
  • Fletcher Bosca
    signed 2019-10-16 20:15:32 +1100
  • Hannah Bellamy
    signed 2019-10-16 20:12:07 +1100
    Is this a fucking joke? My god. Coal

    Mines.
  • Jemima Moore
    signed 2019-10-16 20:08:43 +1100
  • Kate Bendall
    signed 2019-10-16 20:08:16 +1100
  • Thomas Riley
    signed 2019-10-16 19:59:09 +1100
    The Aboriginal community is sick of seeing our country destroyed. NO MORE MINES!
  • Anna Seth
    signed 2019-10-16 19:54:10 +1100
    Anna Antill
  • Simon Gilby
    signed 2019-10-16 19:52:01 +1100
  • charles sublet
    signed 2019-10-16 19:00:34 +1100
  • Anne French
    signed 2019-10-16 17:52:51 +1100
  • Steve Jones
    signed 2019-10-16 17:27:23 +1100
    We need to protect what we have, not create more devastation.
  • Anna Povey
    signed 2019-10-16 12:11:48 +1100
  • Dianna Dean
    signed 2019-10-16 11:22:13 +1100
  • Donald Knowler
    signed 2019-10-16 10:40:10 +1100
    this project runs counter to Tasmania’s clean and green image, and would consume too much water for little worthwhile return. let’s reserve water resources water for our farmers!
  • Brett Kelly
    signed 2019-10-16 09:31:02 +1100
  • Nicole Gill
    signed 2019-10-16 07:20:27 +1100
  • helen sullivan
    signed 2019-10-16 05:08:04 +1100
    helen sullivan
  • Peter Robinson
    signed 2019-10-16 01:19:51 +1100
  • margaret lange
    signed 2019-10-15 22:26:10 +1100
  • Val Lamont
    signed 2019-10-15 22:06:02 +1100
  • Sharyn Maude
    signed 2019-10-15 20:35:16 +1100