Walk-on stops work at NCIG

10 May
Thirty people occupying a construction site to halt coal export expansion

Thirty people occupying a construction site to halt coal export expansion

People Against Coal Expansion (PACE) has delayed the expansion of the NCIG coal export terminal on Kooragang Island. The group occupied the construction site just after 10am today.

Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group is attempting to ramp up coal exports, Australia’s biggest contribution to climate change, by 25 million tonnes at the third coal terminal, which would represent almost half of NSW’s domestic greenhouse pollution from all sources.

PACE spokesperson Catrina Sturmberg said the government’s support for coal expansion was not only ripping up the Hunter Valley, but committing Australia to continual global emissions increases.

“While politicians are talking emissions reductions, we are walking in to demand real action on climate change,” Ms. Sturmberg said.

“State and federal politicians talk about climate change, but neglect to mention how many new coal projects have been approved.”

“We are calling on Australia’s governments to show real commitment to curbing global emissions by phasing out coal exports.”

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