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Australia: The Carmichael coal mine is still courting controversy

A French TV crew was arrested in Australia for filming a protest against the Carmichael coal mine. Here is why this mining project is shaking up Australia.

07/26/2019 3:20 PMupdated: 07/26/2019 5:06 PM
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  • Amitava D.
    07/26/2019 14:53

    Now, it's up to the Australian whether or not believe Adani , to whom money comes first, rest is just worthless

  • Isaac T.
    07/26/2019 14:55

    Australia.

  • Mark M.
    07/26/2019 15:06

    Law enforcement will not protect nature

  • Sam S.
    07/26/2019 15:11

    How can this decision make any logical sense?

  • Wocka A.
    07/26/2019 15:12

    Scotty Say'n Good 4 Australians Like Who We Don't Get NuthIn" N They Wanna Rob Elderly Pensioners Like WTF"!!!!

  • Wocka A.
    07/26/2019 15:16

    Scumo Say'n We've Injoyed Our Coal Like In Wat, Way Tho Sell Off WATS Not His 2 Sell"!!!

  • Michelle N.
    07/26/2019 15:20

    They try to entice people into bad decisions with the promise of more jobs. The truth is that switching over to more renewable energy creates jobs too. People have to build and maintain the wind and solar farms.

  • Andrew E.
    07/26/2019 15:33

    This is the definition of shitting in your drinking water.

  • Kathleen S.
    07/26/2019 15:55

    Australia doesn't have freedom of the press?

  • Emilio S.
    07/26/2019 16:00

    I hate that they always use the excuse "oh its gonna generate thousands of jobs" stfu

  • Margriet v.
    07/26/2019 16:03

    Read John Grisham's book "Gray Mountain" and you will understand the need to save the environment and the lives of men inhaling coal dust and die early deaths. No jobs, no deaths. Thanks for the posting.

  • Rougie M.
    07/26/2019 16:19

    Follow the money...

  • Steven B.
    07/26/2019 16:20

    Nothing like a good coal fire in winter tho 👍

  • Kamila S.
    07/26/2019 16:20

    These dinosaurs need to go. ‘Job creation’ is a bullying tactic by those in power. Trying to reinforce the idea that we need jobs to survive, and that we need them (big business), when in fact the opposite is true. They need us (workers/peasants) to keep them rich and in power. So I call bullshit! What we really need is to take back our land, grow food, work together and for each other and our children.

  • Brigham N.
    07/26/2019 17:02

    That’s what fascism looks like

  • Tarma T.
    07/26/2019 17:21

    When they arrest journalists, they prove they know, they are wrong and against community's interests.

  • David H.
    07/26/2019 17:46

    work today die tomorrow :( leave it where it is

  • Leanne B.
    07/26/2019 20:15

    Thought you might find this interesting.

  • Mark K.
    07/26/2019 21:19

    1st they came for the protesters I was not a protester so I did not speak up Then they came for the activists but I was not an activist so I did not speak up Then they came for the journalists and I was not a journalist so I did not speak up When they came for me there was no one to speak up for me!!!!!

  • Cole L.
    07/26/2019 22:19

    i have over 35 years of experience and training, disciplined in occupational health pertaining to coal,petroleum, and steel industries. Sulfur,Chlorine, and Fluoride gases are byproducts of all 3 processes. Volcanoes produce the same byproducts. In America the EPA recognizes that the solution to pollution is dilution. Once diluted they are converted into consumable goods. Pharmaceutical drugs,concrete, cleaning products, firecrackers, agricultural products, food preservatives and many more. The chemicals as gases have acute effects on plant and animal life forms. The diluted gases they call acids have chronic effects and may not be realized for periods of 10-60 years depending on personal exposure limits. The environmentalist have been directed to believe burning these products create carbon monoxide and the co2 is destroying the environment. I don't disagree with the exception that i am fully aware of the larger risks involved. When they mine that coal from beneath the earths surface and expose it to sunlight it will resurrect a living bacteria that consumes pure oxygen and our atmospheric ozone layer. Hydrocarbons and fluorocarbons are lighter than carbon monoxide and our below ozone atmosphere. The carbon levels that we are seeing are holding heat and simultaneously accelerating the hydrocarbons to their destination. Grow hemp on the same location. Build the production facilities to harness the many uses of hemp oils and fibers. The production and storage facilities don't care what product is being used. Create the same amount of jobs with a safer product, with less environmental impacts. Those white collar ass hats don't care because they are not likely to be exposed as the workers, their maids or cleaning people, etc.are. They subcontract others to be exposed to the same shit they claim is safe but refuse to be involved in. There may come a time when they fail to reason and the masses will have to eliminate them before they become eliminated. It's merely a survival thing and every human has that right, in the name of evolution.