The China Syndrome, 2011
Shenhua’s bid to dig a hole at Watermark to rival anything yet dug in Australia, has been pushed along with its 11th hour bid for a ‘preliminary’ development license, just prior to the NSW State Election.
Media interviews with a seemingly deliberative miners spokesman contrast with almost universal condemnation of the application made under State Labors detested Part3A planning law, which politically gives carte blanche to development over local concerns. Whilst this might remain Labors legacy, voters look to Nationals and Liberals, if elected, to follow through on their promises to curtail this excess.
CCAG condemns this blatant push to progress mine development before any real scrutiny, before the Water Study reports and especially before the current political electoral process runs its course.
And rumour has it that Shenhua has offered its pit as toxic waste repository for Sydney!