In response to news that Deputy Premier and Planning Minister Steven Miles will consider exercising call-in powers to block Clive Palmer’s proposed coal-fired power station, Greens MP Michael Berkman says the choice for Labor should be clear.
“I’m glad the Deputy Premier is finally considering stopping Palmer’s disastrous project. If he doesn’t follow through now, Labor’s climate targets will be toast.
“Palmer’s power station would burn 4 million tonnes of coal annually for 30-50 years, trashing even the major parties’ weak net zero by 2050 goal. It’d also mean a free pass for Palmer’s Galilee Basin coal mine, and more uncertainty and job losses for workers in existing coal-fired power stations.
“We should not be approving any new coal or gas projects in Queensland right now, let alone Palmer’s ridiculous climate bomb.”Michael Berkman wrote to Minister Miles on 28 September asking him to call-in the mine, and reiterated the call in Parliament on 12 October and 13 October.