Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Adani mine 'not a positive thing for Australia', Labor's Mark Butler says

The shadow climate change minister, Mark Butler, has blasted the idea that the commonwealth could finance new coal-fired power stations, and is holding to Labor’s declaration that it will not support a clean energy target if coal is in the mix.

The Bayswater power station near the NSW town of Muswellbrook.
 Labor frontbencher Mark Butler says Labor will not support
commonwealth funding for coal power.
In an interview with Guardian Australia’s politics live podcast, Butler has also articulated a significantly tougher line on the controversial Adani coalmine than the Labor leader, Bill Shorten – saying it would “not be a positive thing for Australia for the Adani mine to go ahead”.

Butler says he can “understand why the Queensland government might be pressing [the Carmichael coal mine development] but from a national perspective, I just don’t think it stacks up.”

Read the story by Katharine Murphy on The Guardian - “Adani mine 'not a positive thing for Australia', Labor's Mark Butler says.”

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