Dredging the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park?

If mining companies get their way, there will be a coal port within the Australian Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area that would be larger than any other coal export facility on the planet.

Imagine the burden upon the Great Barrier Reef if the Australian Government give the green light to the massive new coal export facilities at Abbott Point. Imagine the reef with thousands more ships alongside its shores, and tens of thousands of tonnes of dredged material from the sea floors — and imagine the impact on our climate if an extra 385 million tonnes of coal was exported every year.

We need to act, and we need to act now. We’ve seen the strength of our movement before when we all chip in small amounts on a regular basis, and we know we can win. Can you become a defender of the Great Barrier Reef by posting this on FB, sending email to friends to alert them, contribute to the GetUp! campaign here

 

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