Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Miners brush off concerns

In one of its recent publications Unimin subsidiary CRL suggested the anti-sand mining position adopted by FOSI and other groups was a “personal choice” (The Sand Times, Sept 2009).

We agree. We live here. So do our kids.

It's not my backyard!... mining executives live in Melbourne and Europe, far from where the impact of their decisions is felt. 
The decision-makers in Unimin live in Melbourne and Europe. One less dune, Banksia or wallaby doesn't matter much to them!

We choose green space, bushland and intact ancient dune systems on the doorstep of a major urban area for generations of Queenslanders to enjoy.

They choose destruction of dunes and bushland, short-term jobs, profits for a private Belgian company and paltry royalty payments to the State.

What do you choose?