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Adani, following its dirty footsteps : a personal story / Dr Lindsay Simpson
Bib ID 7788991
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Simpson, Lindsay, author
 
Description North Geelong, VIC : Spinifex Press, 2018 
©2018 
vii, 265 pages ; 22 cm 
ISBN 9781925581478 (paperback)
Invalid ISBN 9781925581485 (pdf)
9781925581508 (epub)
9781925581492 (mobi)
Summary

Lindsay Simpson has doggedly pursued an incredible story: how could a company with a globally disastrous reputation for environmental destruction along with a dubious financial status woo an Australian Prime Minister, a State Premier and a handful of regional mayors to back a project to build Australia's largest coalmine and the world's largest coal terminal only kilometres from the Great Barrier Reef? Investigative journalist, former academic and author, Simpson's personal story reveals the truth behind the Adani controversy. Doorknocking at Adani's Indian HQ to hand over a petition from the Australian Conservation Foundation signed by Australia's most prominent citizens; she also lobbied politicians in Parliament House in Canberra, questioning their motives that ensured the mine was approved. Simpson investigates the power of the social movement Stop Adani which has captured the national imagination, proving that while Adani might have gained the political will to build the mine, it has never gained the social will of the people. Adani, Following Its Dirty Footsteps: A Personal Story documents the inconceivable story of how Australian governments abrogated their responsibilities to protect this world heritage icon; bypassing environmental safeguards, thereby irrevocably damaging Australia's reputation as environmental steward of some of the world's most valuable natural assets. This book lays bare the pecuniary interests of Australia's leaders serving a country which is the largest exporter of coal and how money rules over protecting the environment.

Notes

Contians bibliographic refrences (pages 249-265)

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Subjects Adani Mining Pty. Ltd.  |  Protest movements -- Australia.  |  Coal mines and mining -- Australia.  |  Coal mines and mining -- Queensland, Central -- Environmental aspects.  |  Economic development -- Australia.  |  Sustainable development -- Australia.  |  Mines and mineral resources -- Australia.  |  Mineral industries -- Australia.  |  Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning.  |  Politics & government.  |  Australian

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