Mining Giant Avoids Full Environmental Impact Assessment Of Water Extraction Plan

18 Sep 2018 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CANBERRA, Australia

Indian mining giant Adani's plan to build a 61 kilometer pipeline to pump up to 12.5 billion liters of water a year from a river in drought-stricken Queensland has come closer to realization after Australia’s Federal Government decided September 17 that the project did not need a full environmental impact assessment.Adani has been accused of seeking to dodge federal scrutiny of its plan to build a pipeline pumping billions of liters of water from the Suttor River to service its $16.5 Billion USDCarmichael mine project. 60 percent of Queensland has been drought-declared since 2013.Controversy surrounding the project has focused on carbon emissions, danger to protected animal species and particularly impacts on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef...

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