In response to the $12,000 fine slapped on Adani for releasing more than eight times its licenced concentration of pollution from the Abbot Point coal terminal in March, Australian Conservation Foundation campaigner, Basha Stasak, said:

“This fine again shows Adani can’t be trusted. And it is further evidence that Adani’s history of environmental breaches will continue in Australia.

“Adani received a relaxed special licence from the Queensland Environment Department to release pollution into the ocean from the Abbot Point coal terminal during Cyclone Debbie. But even under these conditions they exceeded their allowed limit by more than 800 percent.

“If Adani can’t safely operate the Abbot Point coal terminal, how can they be trusted to build Australia’s biggest coal mine? This is not a company that should be trusted with our Great Barrier Reef, our clean water or the fate of the endangered Black Throated Finch.”

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