Senate debates

Thursday, 30 November 2006

Climate Change

10:12 am

Photo of Kerry NettleKerry Nettle (NSW, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—
the decision of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales to require climate change impacts to be considered in environmental assessments of new projects such as coal mines,
that coal from the proposed Anvil Hill mine in the Hunter Valley when burnt will cause 27 000 000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, the equivalent of 4 million extra cars on our roads,
the growing community opposition to the mine, including miners, wine makers and farmers, and
the 42 per cent growth in coal exports in the 2005-06 financial year; and
calls on the Government to:
ensure that the impact of major projects on climate change be a requirement of all future environmental assessments and federal government decisions, and
recognise that the continued expansion of the coal industry is not compatible with curbing climate change.

Question put.