Sunday, 11 November 2012

Greenpeace Petition

I received this from Greenpeace and thought I would share it in the hope that if can you too will sign the online petition.  It is already all set up so all you have to do is add you name which means it will take no time at all.

"Do you think coal companies should be allowed to release toxic water from coal mines into Queensland’s rivers and the Great Barrier Reef? 

Proposed new laws may allow this to happen if we don’t stop them from being passed.
Please send a message to the Queensland Premier to tell him you value safe drinking water, healthy rivers and the Great Barrier Reef.
These waterways feed into the Fitzroy River downstream to graziers, towns, the city of Rockhampton and eventually, the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Last week, Premier Campbell Newman told Queensland Parliament “the government will not do anything to in any way degrade the feed water coming down the Fitzroy for their water supply.”

That same day, Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney introduced new legislation that allows that to happen.

The Deputy Premier is proposing to create new provisions within the Environment Protection Act that would enable the coal companies to pollute our waterways.

We need to show the Premier that legislation permitting our environment, including the Great Barrier Reef, to be polluted is not acceptable.  Send him a message today urging him to pull the Deputy Premier into line and to defend our drinking water and the Reef from the coal industry. 

This new legislation will give companies the opportunity to ask for permission to release their toxic water into Queensland rivers, beyond the standards and guidelines set for safe drinking water and agriculture at short notice and without public review. 

Please tell Premier Newman we need protection for our waterways and our precious Great Barrier Reef from the coal industry.

If you are able to sign the petition you can access it here.


  1. Now I know why our Tasmanian liberal opposition leader headed up to Queensland for a quick confab with your leader! He was sharing how our government poleaxed a permit for the pulp mill through without any opposition. Sounds like you are getting a taste of what we Tasmanian's have to deal with on a regular basis :(. You have to wonder what is going on in some of these state leaders minds when they should be MORE than aware that we actually get educations here in Australia and know what they are up to! Sigh...

  2. Thanks Fiona, it's a disgrace what the govt. allows when big money is involved. All signed!


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