Today's approval by Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett of the in-situ leach uranium mine at 4 Mile (Beverley) is deeply disappointing, and reinforces South Australia's reputation for being an easy target for sub-standard mining environmental practices.
Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has condemned Environment Minister Peter Garrett's decision to expand the groundwater sacrifice area of the Beverley uranium mine.
Australian Greens Senator Christine Milne today called on Federal Minister Peter Garrett to draw the same line under the Pulp Mill that Premier David Bartlett has promised, and to help Tasmania regain its global edge as a clean, green and clever state.
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said he was deeply distressed to learn that a breeding pair of the endangered Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagles had been killed at the Roaring Forties Woolnorth Bluff Point wind farm.
"There should be no more wind turbines built in Tasmania's prime raptor region until the problem is fixed," Senator Brown said.
The Federal Government and Opposition joined forces in the Senate today to block Greens' Senator Christine Milne's motion to release documents related to the Gunns Pulp Mill under Freedom of Information.
The Rudd government should keep its election promise to rule out a radioactive dump in the Northern Territory by announcing when it will repeal the Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Act 2005, Senator Scott Ludlam, Australian Greens nuclear spokesperson said in Canberra today.
Threats by logging supremos to use legal action against citizens giving up their time and money to protect some of the world's grandest forest in Tasmania should be redirected to Gunns, Australian Greens leader Bob Brown said in Canberra today.
The Australian Greens today outlined their vision for Australia in the new century ahead of the opening of the Balance-of-Power Senate.
Australian Greens Leader, Senator Bob Brown, said a record 1.17 million people voted Greens at the last election, and the five Greens Senators were ready to work constructively with all parties to respond to the challenges of the new century.
"Pollution, poverty, discrimination and the destruction of Australia's forests and precious environments are the legacy of the last century and decades of greed and inaction."
"The Greens' role, beginning with this new Parliament, is to begin delivering an Australia that was cleaner, fairer and saner."
Australian Greens Senator Christine Milne today called on Environment Minister Peter Garrett to release a CSIRO report relating to Gunns' intention to dump 64,000 tonnes of effluent into Bass Strait per day and the probabilities of it exceeding the allowable effluent concentration.