In response to media reports suggesting Adani was aware it would breach its temporary emissions licence during Cyclone Debbie, Australian Conservation Foundation Stop Adani Campaigner, Christian Slattery, said:
“These revelations demonstrate the contempt with which Adani is treating Australian environment law. Until we stop its proposed coal mine, the health of our clean water and native species will be threatened by Adani’s reckless attitude.
“Our elected representatives have consistently stated that Adani will be subject to strict environmental conditions. But unless these laws are enforced, they aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.
“The Queensland Government must uphold its responsibility to the community and the environment by holding Adani accountable for its coal pollution at Abbot Point.
“And if our state and federal governments were serious about protecting the Great Barrier Reef they would not allow coal to be dug up and burnt from Adani’s proposed mega-mine, which will result in billions of tonnes of climate pollution pumped into our atmosphere.
“Now is the time for our elected representatives to stand with the millions of Australians who want a healthy reef and safe climate by stopping Adani’s dirty coal mine.”