Plibersek approves 3 coal mines in 2 months


Minister Plibersek has approved 3 coal mines in the last 2 months.

Greens spokesperson for the Environment Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said:

"3 coal mine approvals in the last 2 months show our environment laws are broken.

“Minister Plibersek should stop approving new coal mines and start working with the Greens to put a climate trigger in our environment laws.

“The Ensham coal mine will add 100 million tonnes of pollution and wreck critical koala and greater glider habitat, hurting native wildlife.

“Australians didn’t vote for this, but Labor are captured by donations from the coal and gas industry.

“Minister Plibersek can’t do her job properly until we get a climate trigger to stop new coal and gas in its tracks."