Last Disease Free Tasmanian Devils Imperiled By Mine
by Oliver Milman, The Guardian
The federal environment minister, Mark Butler, has given the go-ahead to a controversial mine that the courts halted amid concerns it could drastically affect the last stronghold of the Tasmanian devil.
Butler said he had granted approval to Shree Minerals to proceed with its iron ore mine at Nelson Bay River in the north-west of Tasmania, subject to 30 conditions.
However, the Save the Tarkine campaign group, which successfully convinced the federal court to block the mine two weeks ago, said it would launch a further legal challenge, claiming that Butler had not taken the time to make a full assessment of the mine’s impact…
(read more: MongaBay)
photo by Mike Lehmann/Wikimedia Commons

Last Disease Free Tasmanian Devils Imperiled By Mine

by Oliver Milman, The Guardian

The federal environment minister, Mark Butler, has given the go-ahead to a controversial mine that the courts halted amid concerns it could drastically affect the last stronghold of the Tasmanian devil.

Butler said he had granted approval to Shree Minerals to proceed with its iron ore mine at Nelson Bay River in the north-west of Tasmania, subject to 30 conditions.

However, the Save the Tarkine campaign group, which successfully convinced the federal court to block the mine two weeks ago, said it would launch a further legal challenge, claiming that Butler had not taken the time to make a full assessment of the mine’s impact…

(read more: MongaBay)

photo by Mike Lehmann/Wikimedia Commons

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    Ffs. Are we just trying to kill everything!? Tasmanian devils are dying out because of this new infectious cancer and...
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    IAMSOFUCKINGANGRYWHATTHEFUCK! IT’S BAD ENOUGH WE ALREADY MINE IN BILBY HABITAT, NOW THIS?
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    Oh FFS Australia.
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