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Shenhua Watermark coal mine approved to ruin farmland while Barnaby Joyce sits on his hands

The Greens strongly condemn the Abbott Government's approval of the Chinese-owned Shenhua Watermark coal mine in the Liverpool Plains to ruin high-quality farmland and cook the planet.

Australian Greens Deputy Leader and mining spokesperson, Senator Larissa Waters, said:

"The Abbott Government is again putting overseas mining interests ahead of farmers and our climate.

"This mega coal mine is set to produce 268 million tonnes of coal over 30 years, just three kilometres from the nearest down of Breeza, yet the climate impacts were not even legally considered.

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Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, Senator Larissa Waters, comments on China's emissions reduction target:

Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, Senator Larissa Waters, comments on China's emissions reduction target:

"Instead of playing down China's globally conscious pledge, as Minister Bishop has, the Abbott Government needs to take note and dramatically increase its pathetic level of climate ambition.  

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Qld Auditor General’s report cuts through government spin to show shocking reality of Great Barrier Reef water quality

The Australian Greens are calling for urgent investment in Great Barrier Reef water quality following the release of the Queensland Auditor General's report today.

"The Auditor General's damning report must serve as an urgent wake-up call to the Abbott and Palaszczuk governments," Australian Greens Deputy Leader and environment spokesperson, Senator Larissa Waters, said.

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Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate spokesperson, comments on the G7’s agreement to end the fossil fuel era:

Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate spokesperson, comments on the G7’s agreement to end the fossil fuel era:

“The world wants to put an end to the fossil fuel era and move to the age of renewables.

“But, just as he is on equal marriage and gender equality, Tony Abbott is stuck in the past and is ignoring the fact that Australians want climate action and renewable energy.

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Australian Greens Deputy Leader Senator Larissa Waters comments on the Palaszczuk Government's announcement today that studies for the environmental impact statement for Abbot Point have begun:

"Climate change is the biggest threat the Great Barrier Reef faces and exporting hundreds of mega tonnes of coal through the Reef itself will make it much worse.

"We simply should not be building one of the world's largest coal ports in the Great Barrier Reef in an age of climate change, especially when we have renewable alternatives.

"Renewable energy has the potential to create far more jobs for Queenslanders and the big parties should stop browning down the Renewable Energy Target.

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Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Larissa Waters, comments on the International Monetary Fund's estimate of global fossil fuel subsidies:

Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Larissa Waters, comments on the International Monetary Fund's estimate of global fossil fuel subsidies:

"It's staggering that governments around the world are propping up the dying fossil fuel industry to the tune of $5.3 trillion each year.

"This equates to $10 million a minute every day of ordinary taxpayers' money being funnelled into worsening climate change.

"Governments could be investing that money into reducing poverty, instead of propping up big mining companies and holding up the transition to renewable energy.

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Abbott's mining companies win - National Water Commission shut down

Australian Greens water spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon says the Abbott government's friends in the mining industry will be celebrating today's vote in the Senate in favour of shutting down the National Water Commission.

"As a nation, we are facing major challenges to our water supplies. Mining impacted communities are especially at risk as the process uses vast amounts of water. The National Water commission provided crucial oversight of our water policies," said Senator Rhiannon.

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