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Trouble Down Under! A Charming Look Into the Very Un-Charming Australian Coal Industry

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Trouble Down Under! A Charming Look Into the Very Un-Charming Australian Coal Industry

Kick Kennedy

Despite recent promises by the Australian Government to keep Queensland's water supply clean, new legislation allows coal companies to get an exemption from pollution limits and dump polluted water into Queensland’s rivers.

These laws spell disaster for local drinking water supplies, river ecosystems and, ultimately, the Great Barrier Reef. Watch Greenpeace Australia artfully rake their local government over the coals in this charming video.

 

Visit EcoWatch’s COAL pages for more related news on this topic.

 

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