On Monday 30 October 2017, the folk at Plumwood Mountain journal will be hosting 12 hours of poets sharing their work as text, audio or video to speak up to Adani. Dial in and check out the verse – Spotlight: Poets Speaking up to Adani
For those of you that don’t know, the Carmichael coal mine is a proposed thermal coal mine in the north of the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland, Australia. Mining is planned to be conducted by both open-cut and underground methods. The mine is proposed by Adani Mining, a wholly owned subsidiary of India’s Adani Group. The development represents a $16.5 billion investment. At peak capacity the mine would produce 60 million tonnes of coal a year, much of it “low quality, high ash”. In court, Adani said it expects the mine to produce 2.3 billion tonnes over 60 years. It would be the largest coal mine in Australia and one of the largest in the world. Most of the exported coal is planned to be shipped to India.
You may also consider donating to the Wangan Jangalingou Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation to support their fight to defend their lands from Adani.
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