A SHY lizard and a threatened snake have brought plans for Australia’s largest mine to a halt. How can this be allowed to happen! As if it wasn’t bad enough that during the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd government, when Greens collected for their preferences and cost the country billions, we are still hamstrung by their insidious Green tape. Australia is currently a terrible place to do business and the dominant noise in the background is investors withdrawing their capital. Along with their capital goes thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in taxes and royalties all because of a skink and snake that are so far down the food chain, that they are lower than Greenies. Until the government gets control of Green tape investment will be minimal and we will all suffer Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche comments;
The red carpet rolled out for the Indian prime minister at the G20 had been replaced withIf the Federal Court can make a decision based on Green submissions that attempts to destroy the nations economy then the law needs to be changed. In today’s Australian even the ALP, who do all they can to stymie development, says the ALP would support a change to the regulations.
A legal loophole that overturned approval for the biggest proposed coalmine in Australia could be closed after Labor indicated yesterday it would support the resurrection of an aborted 2013 amendment to the Environmental Protection Act.The Greens have a world wide program under way that attacks all aspects of coal mining.
Environment groups have vowed to step up pressure on major banks to stop lending to fossil-fuel projects after the Commonwealth Bank this week ended its role as lead adviser to Adani’s $16 billion mega Carmichael coalmine in Queensland.
Green campaigners said the CommBank decision to withdraw from the project could be a turning point in a long-running global campaign to starve fossil-fuel developments of funding.In other terrifying news, the ALP’s plan to have the country dependant on 50% renewables by 2030 is exposed as insanity.
Bill Shorten faces a renewed Coalition attack over higher electricity prices from his 50 per cent renewable energy goal, after Environment Department analysis found achieving it by 2030 would cost a “ballpark’’ $85 billion.Yep, that’s what it says – $85 billion! I am furious that organizations within Australia are doing their level best to totally stuff the economy. With the hype of Climate Change being accepted as real by the media and the ABC/SBS/ALP left wing cartells, people actually believe that we have an urgent problem. We don’t. We just need to support R & D on renewables and sometime in the future, they will become viable. Until then we need to act to protect our way of life. Laws must be enacted to stop this insidious attack on our country. Radical Green groups need to have their tax free status removed and the public told exactly how dangerous they are. UPDATE: A comment from Catallaxy Files by Stevem;
It’s not even as if the skink would be destroyed. The problem is that amongst the hundreds of submissions on impacts on species in the area the skink and snake were not specifically addressed. It is more than probable that the actions taken to address other species would also protect these two. What is currently occurring is that an extensive survey is done and the mining company addresses every species found in the survey. Once the work is completed it is made public and submitted to the authorities. The green groups then do an even greater survey until they find one or two species not mentioned in the EIS. If approval is given it all goes to court and the cycle repeats. So far it seems Adani has spent a billion dollars to fight a group hell bent on destroying industry in Australia. There has to be a line drawn at some point.Tony Abbott, you have a big job ahead of you but you need to stop this rot.