Thursday, May 19, 2022

Help Stop A Coal Mine Next To The Great Barrier Reef Heritage Area


The Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area needs your help to petition the Australian government to stop a coal mine from being built a mere 10 km (6.5 miles) away.

The coal mine is the brainchild of Clive Palmer-owned Central Queensland Coal. The project has not been met with approval from the scientific community. Scientists from the Queensland Department of Environment and Science found the project to be “not suitable.”

According to many stakeholders, approving a new opencast coal mine 10 km away from the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area in the middle of a global climate emergency is arguably not the smartest way forward!

Marine Conservation wants you to add your voice to those fighting against the proposed mine.

You can find the petition here.

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life!