The nuke election
Posted on: Sun 5 May 2019
It’s now general knowledge that in the days before the federal election was called, Federal Environment Minister Melissa Price approved a water licence for the Adani coal mine. Less well known is her approval of the controversial Yeelirrie uranium mine in Western Australia which occurred the day before the election was called. As with the Adani mine, there are similar issues at play.
- The rushed approval process
- Ignoring the rights of traditional owners
- Far-reaching and negative environmental outcomes
- Whether the world continues to rely on the old technologies represented by coal and nuclear.
To go over the Yeelirrie issue, Barometer’s Des Lawrence speaks to Dave Sweeney, anti-nuclear campaigner with the Australian Conservation Foundation.
Produced by Des Lawrence
Image: Hendrik Tammen