Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Mal Brough's unbelievable position on how our coal exports are saving the environment

Dear Sean, Thank you for your comments. In answer to your questions: 1. No. On the contrary, not mining and exporting this coal will ensure lower grade more damaging coal will be burnt in the power stations of the world. 2. I am not going to stop this mining I support it. Whilst I respect your right to your views I do not agree with them. Mal.
March 25th, 9:30pm
Thank you for the prompt response. In regards to the first question I asked if you accepted that coal mining, exportation and burning was harmful to the environment and not if it was less harmful than some other alternative. The concept of doing less harm is relevant and in that context then there are numerous alternatives that are much less harmful than any grade of coal.