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Global coal outlook risky, but ALP and COALition don’t want to know

China and India are openly discussing moving away from coal, but the Government and Opposition are wilfully turning a blind eye while encouraging multi-billion dollar investments, the Australian Greens said today.

"With climate change beginning to bite hard and the price of renewable energy dropping sharply, the global outlook for coal is looking riskier all the time just as Australia is investing massively in expanding our coal exports," Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

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Coal dust blinding old parties to science, the law and human welfare

First published at ABC The Drum, March 13, 2012. By Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne.

The extraordinary response by politicians and corporate leaders to Greenpeace's legal plans to challenge Australia's massive coal expansion is a disturbing sign of how effectively the coal industry's narrow interests are trumping respect for science, the law and human welfare in our national debate.

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