If Adani has once again broken the law, it must face the consequences.

In response to reports of coal-laden stormwater being released from Adani’s Abbot Point coal terminal into the adjacent Caley Valley wetlands ACF campaigner, Christian Slattery, said:

“There must be an immediate and independent investigation to determine if Adani has breached its environmental approval conditions and damaged the wetlands.

“It is scandalous that another potential coal spill has occurred just two years since Adani polluted the Great Barrier Reef’s waters during Cyclone Debbie.

“The Queensland Government is prosecuting Adani for this earlier spill and the company remains under state investigation for allegedly drilling illegal water bores on its mine site.

“If Adani has once again broken the law, it must face the consequences.

“Entrusting a multi-billion-dollar coal company with our Great Barrier Reef, clean water and threatened species is like allowing the fox to guard the hen house – they simply cannot be trusted to operate safely.

“As Australia suffers through the effects of burning coal, including intensifying heatwaves, floods and bushfires, it’s time that Prime Minister Morrison stopped running a protection racket for the coal industry and put a stop to Adani’s coal mine plans.”

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