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Help supercharge the Adani Carmichael Federal Court challenge!

10 November, 2015

Australia has an international legal obligation to do all it can to protect our Great Barrier Reef for future generations

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Have you heard the news? You have a wonderful opportunity to make a difference!

This week, EDO Qld lawyers filed a Federal Court challenge to Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s re-approval of the Adani Carmichael coal mine.

You may have seen our Principal Solicitor Sean Ryan in the news alongside Geoff Cousins, President of our client the Australian Conservation Foundation.

Why have we filed the case? Because like you, and millions of other Australians, we care deeply about protecting the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. We also care about the little guys, like the Black-throated Finch who might face extinction if this project goes ahead.

Australia has an international legal obligation to do all it can to protect our Great Barrier Reef for future generations. Our question is, has the Environment Minister properly applied this legal obligation when considering the impacts of the burning of coal from this mine on the Reef?

Please donate now to supercharge the case! We urgently need to raise $50,000 to ensure we can bring the best possible case for ACF, the Reef and the Black-throated Finch.

Your donation will be used to fund this landmark case and if we're lucky any leftovers will support our other cases like the group of farmers and locals opposing the New Acland Stage 3 coal mine expansion, due to impacts on groundwater, farming businesses and community health.

We are a leading environmental public interest legal centre. But we can’t win without your support!

In the lead up to Paris climate talks, I urge you to please show your support and make a tax-deductible donation to EDO Qld today.

Yours sincerely,

Jo-Anne Bragg
CEO/Solicitor
Environmental Defenders Office (Qld) Inc

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