Risky Business: Health, Climate and Economic Risks of the Carmichael Coalmine

02.06.17 By , and

The proposed Carmichael Mine poses serious risks to the environment, public health and North Queensland tourism.

Our new report Risky Business: Health, Climate and Economic Risks of the Carmichael Coalmine shows that if the Galilee Basin mine were a country it would rank in the top 15 worst emitting nations in the world. In addition it would be emitting more than 1.3 times Australia’s current annual pollution levels from all sources.

Plans for Australia’s largest coal mine to go ahead are fundamentally at odds with Australia’s commitment to tackling climate change.

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KEY FINDINGS

1. Developing any new thermal coalmines, particularly of the scale of the Carmichael mine in the Galilee Basin, is fundamentally at odds with protecting Australians from the impacts of climate change.

2. Opening up the Galilee Basin undermines other industries, such as tourism and agriculture.

3. Coal is very harmful to human health.

4. The Carmichael mine is a risky financial investment and promises of economic benefit are overblown.

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