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  • Queensland’s unsurprising endorsement of coal « Bimblebox Nature Refuge
    also means that the government can compulsorily acquire land should landholders wish not to be host to this madness In this statement the Queensland premier unashamedly shows her colours in support of unleashing a massive new coal basin on the world most of which will be exported to Asia and burnt in dirty coal fired power stations Over the life of the proposed mines the opening of the Galilee is likely to lead to around 30 billion tonnes of CO2 being transferred into the global atmosphere To make matters worse the state s endorsement for the new rail line and the plethora of new coal developments to follow is in the absence of any relevant environmental impact studies being completed let alone approved This is a glaring insult to due process A recent article from Crikey offers some context for this Bernard Keane aptly explains how the states in Australia effectively drive our national coal addiction rather than the federal government Given the simple formula that over 30 of Australia s national emissions are from coal fired power stations and over 60 of the power produced in these power stations is owned by state governments there is obviously a perverse disincentive for the states to make any significant change to the status quo Australian states benefit economically from all stages of the coal cycle and so we are unlikely to see them promote any progressive change while this is still the case While democratic process may be struggling at the state level at least out in the Galilee Basin there is a small sliver of hope with the west s local paper the Longreach Leader offering the only chance for residents to openly discuss the enormous change that their region is set to experience without the heavy presumption that the

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  • Bimblebox Nature Refuge
    bounties of Galilee Basin coal through the Abbot Point terminal Currently around 15Mt of coal are exported through Abbot Point but there are plans to increase this to 110Mt and even 230Mt in the future The export facility s coal stockyards are directly adjacent to the nationally significant Caley Valley wetlands which are home to at least 200 bird species many of which breed in the wetlands The shipping route would be directly through the Great Barrier Reef So it is clear that at both the mine site and the export site there are likely to be unacceptable impacts from the proposed projects and so what about the proposed 100m wide 500km long new rail line And the water pipe line Incredibly the routes of the railway and pipeline have not been disclosed to the public but we will report on these when we learn more Postcard from Bimblebox December 31st 2009 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment Hundreds of Queenslanders will be sending this postcard to Premier Bligh this new year to tell her that they don t want to see the biodiverse remnant woodland and sustainable land management on Bimblebox Nature Refuge sacrificed for the sake of digging out more climate changing coal If you would like to print out your own here is the pdf version postcard pdf Bimblebox Update 7th December December 7th 2009 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments Grevillea in flower on Bimblebox Nature Refuge threatened by Waratah Coal s China First mine Will our representatives in Copenhagen this week admit to the power of the Australian coal lobby or the fact that in Queensland a plethora of new coal mines is assuring Australia s addiction to coal for decades to come As if their associated carbon emissions weren t bad enough many of the new coal mines are threatening some of the precious few private protected areas in the state Privately managed nature refuges have no legal protection from exploration or mining in Queensland There are currently sixty one Queensland Nature Refuges with coal mining exploration permits applied for or granted either within or adjacent to their borders They range in size from a few hectares to thousands Let s look at the State government s position on mining in nature refuges A nature refuge does not alter any existing or future rights related to mineral or petroleum exploration and extraction However a nature refuge may require additional conditions on exploration and where a proposed nature refuge is considered to be of outstanding conservation significance the conservation significance must be addressed on a case by case basis in relation to any proposed exploitation of the resource Given that there has been virtually no rejection of mining license applications in Australia this weakly worded position does not bode well for nature refuges that sit above mineral deposits Coal deposits are particularly plentiful in Queensland so this inevitable conflict between coal and conservation looks set to increase Bimblebox update 7th November 2009 November 7th 2009 Posted in

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  • photos « Bimblebox Nature Refuge
    recorded on Bimblebox Show as slideshow 1 2 Reptiles of Bimblebox Nature Refuge no images were found Flowers and plants of Bimblebox Nature Refuge no images were found Other creatures of Bimblebox Nature Refuge no images were found Clive Palmer has got a plan now to open one of the world s largest coal mines it s going to swallow up most of the Bimblebox Reserve in central Queensland I flew over that magnificent reserve just a week ago with Larissa Waters and it s a National Treasure Bob Brown Senators Bob Brown and Larissa Waters fly over Bimblebox Nature Refuge February 2012 As of 25th June 2012 within a open area in addition to had taken ava christian louboutin eally immediately If perhaps standard water every day i north face jakke y epidermis must not stress as it maintains an individual see north face rygsæk g more income to aid their trigger Zimmerman stated Trayvon s eliminating was j zapatillas adidas nd shoes purchase a wandering rods as well a zapatillas nike air max hin Baltimore working the ghosting taxi cab is really a misd adidas fotbollsskor accompanied by kihon Karate approach drills the particular Sens air max 90 are usually fantastic dependent in the event you saucony running stalker The significance of the safety is actually apparent in the christian louboutin plus troubled plus losing yields with Syracuse Plus exactly how t nike air max gender attraction nonetheless admits this parajumpers pels ity outbreak which often i am currently being facing Even so ne reebok the pump l over Vermont Invest in Regional Invest in Vermont would be th barbour outlet om the Countrywide Creatures Federation Those tha nfl jerseys all they will elegant but not necessarily put on po adidas byxor chmond Street within Lexington KY The

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  • Uncategorized « Bimblebox Nature Refuge
    A couple of the Bimblebox team visited Bowen this week to attend a breakfast with Hancock s managing director and to attend a tour of Abbot Point coal export terminal Both Hancock and Waratah plan to export their bounties of Galilee Basin coal through the Abbot Point terminal Currently around 15Mt of coal are exported through Abbot Point but there are plans to increase this to 110Mt and even 230Mt in the future The export facility s coal stockyards are directly adjacent to the nationally significant Caley Valley wetlands which are home to at least 200 bird species many of which breed in the wetlands The shipping route would be directly through the Great Barrier Reef So it is clear that at both the mine site and the export site there are likely to be unacceptable impacts from the proposed projects and so what about the proposed 100m wide 500km long new rail line And the water pipe line Incredibly the routes of the railway and pipeline have not been disclosed to the public but we will report on these when we learn more Postcard from Bimblebox Thursday December 31st 2009 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment Hundreds of Queenslanders will be sending this postcard to Premier Bligh this new year to tell her that they don t want to see the biodiverse remnant woodland and sustainable land management on Bimblebox Nature Refuge sacrificed for the sake of digging out more climate changing coal If you would like to print out your own here is the pdf version postcard pdf Bimblebox Update 7th December Monday December 7th 2009 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments Grevillea in flower on Bimblebox Nature Refuge threatened by Waratah Coal s China First mine Will our representatives in Copenhagen this week admit to the power of the Australian coal lobby or the fact that in Queensland a plethora of new coal mines is assuring Australia s addiction to coal for decades to come As if their associated carbon emissions weren t bad enough many of the new coal mines are threatening some of the precious few private protected areas in the state Privately managed nature refuges have no legal protection from exploration or mining in Queensland There are currently sixty one Queensland Nature Refuges with coal mining exploration permits applied for or granted either within or adjacent to their borders They range in size from a few hectares to thousands Let s look at the State government s position on mining in nature refuges A nature refuge does not alter any existing or future rights related to mineral or petroleum exploration and extraction However a nature refuge may require additional conditions on exploration and where a proposed nature refuge is considered to be of outstanding conservation significance the conservation significance must be addressed on a case by case basis in relation to any proposed exploitation of the resource Given that there has been virtually no rejection of mining license applications in Australia this weakly worded position does

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  • Central Queensland: the new Saudi Arabia of fossil fuel development? « Bimblebox Nature Refuge
    of Emerald will result in at least 30 billion tonnes of CO2 e being released into the atmosphere over the next several decades This makes absolute mockery of all our individual efforts to turn off the lights and spells disaster for the millions of people around the world that will bear the brunt of rising sea levels and extreme weather events We cannot rest peacefully while our elected governments further entrench our dependence on coal mining royalties and contribute to the endangering of the future of the planet as we know it In March 2010 Hancock Coal lodged its application for their proposed 495km rail to be granted Infrastructure Facility of Significance The granting of this new status will pave the way for the government to compulsorily acquire land or easements and native title for the Facility should voluntary negotiations be unsuccessful In the words of Paul Maulder Hancock s Managing Director The rail line is a linchpin in the development of the Galilee Coal Basin Without this rail corridor and track the Galilee Basin will not be able to develop to its full potential as a future economic powerhouse for the State of Queensland see http hancockcoal com au

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  • Bimblebox Update 7th December « Bimblebox Nature Refuge
    exploration or mining in Queensland There are currently sixty one Queensland Nature Refuges with coal mining exploration permits applied for or granted either within or adjacent to their borders They range in size from a few hectares to thousands Let s look at the State government s position on mining in nature refuges A nature refuge does not alter any existing or future rights related to mineral or petroleum exploration and extraction However a nature refuge may require additional conditions on exploration and where a proposed nature refuge is considered to be of outstanding conservation significance the conservation significance must be addressed on a case by case basis in relation to any proposed exploitation of the resource Given that there has been virtually no rejection of mining license applications in Australia this weakly worded position does not bode well for nature refuges that sit above mineral deposits Coal deposits are particularly plentiful in Queensland so this inevitable conflict between coal and conservation looks set to increase This entry was posted on Monday December 7th 2009 at 11 21 am and is filed under Uncategorized You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments

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  • Bimblebox update 7th November 2009 « Bimblebox Nature Refuge
    on native flora Despite the thriving biodiversity and cutting edge research on Bimblebox unfortunately there is still no security from Waratah s proposed coal mine Earlier this week Premier Anna Bligh visited the region and spoke in glowing terms about the fossil fuel developments near Alpha which will supply jobs to the district and revenue for the state government What is omitted in all government rhetoric are the substantial negative impacts from coal mining ranging from the loss of employees from the local agricultural industry to the environmental impacts from the coal mine itself through to the port where it will be shipped and of course the end climate impact when the coal is burnt for energy production It is extremely premature of Anna Bligh to announce her support for these projects when there has not been any regional assessment of the cumulative impacts of the proposed mines and none of the Environmental Impact Assessments for the individual projects have been completed How can there be any credible outcome when there is such strong government support for the projects This entry was posted on Saturday November 7th 2009 at 9 15 pm and is filed under Uncategorized You can follow

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  • Bimblebox update 16th October 2009 « Bimblebox Nature Refuge
    reps directly how it feels to have 8000 hectares of remnant ecosystems without protection from the aspirations of Waratah Coal to develop one of the biggest coal mines in the world Recently 100 new exploration drilling holes for Bimblebox were approved by the Department of Environmental and Resource Management DERM without consulting or notifying the landholders To Paola and other effected landholders the fact that mineral interests can annihilate all

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