Local Whitsundays resident Paul Jukes took action this morning against the continued development of the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine (renamed Bravus) by suspending himself from the stacker/reclaimer machine at Adani’s North Queensland Export Terminal (formerly Abbot Point) near Bowen.
‘local Whitsunday residents and dedicated people around the country have spent almost a decade opposing Adani’s destruction,’ said Mr Dukes.
‘We stopped the expansion of Abbot Point and the dumping of dredge spoil from here into the Caley Valley wetlands, we stopped Adani’s originally proposed railway, and we have downsized and delayed their mine. That the Carmichael mine has still got to a point where they are shipping out coal should be a cause of shame for Adani, for the Australian and Queensland governments and for financial backers like Blackrock. They have all put the profits of billionaires ahead of the health of our planet.’
This follows disruption yesterday when six people blocked the Adani copmany’s coal train. The six people who blocked the train line were arrested and the train sat stationary for twelve hours.
‘It is people power that has slowed Adani down, and that’s what we are relying on now to stop further climate destruction,’ said Mr Dukes.
‘That’s why we will keep resisting Adani, and all other new fossil fuel projects. I’m doing this for my children and their children. If they are going to have a safe planet to thrive on, we need to take action now.’