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Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: Stop Gunns' pulp mill madness
yep saw it direct from Get Up, Get Up are a bit slow on this one, only when it got to the front pages of The Australian and on 4 Corners and on 60 Minutes did they start leading from behind. Shows how much they are captured by the ALP actually (who support the pulp mill, pro logging agenda), Brett Solomon of GU advised a public meeting he is funded by Evan Thornley who is a rich IT entrepeneur back from the USA and now in the Upper House of Victorian Parliament ...for the ALP. Better than nothing I suppose.
Also story running into today's The Australian here (not showing picture in paper version of lithe hippie woman because its an earth mother story, and Masked Owl suit):
IT is a lovely day in Bondi. The sun is out and so are the crowds. Seagulls are swooping down, stealing chips.
----- Original Message -----Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 8:50 AMSubject: FW: Stop Gunns' pulp mill madness
Subject: Stop Gunns' pulp mill madness
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 16:21:38 +1000
While the rest of the world focuses on solving the climate crisis and protecting what is left of our precious natural resources, Australian politicians are hell-bent on approving an environmentally disastrous industrial development in Tasmania - the Gunns pulp mill.
Right now we have the power to stop the development before it's too late. Nationwide opposition has forced the Federal Environment Minister to allow ten days of public comment before making his final decision. You can help stop the pulp mill by voicing your opposition today:
Gunns Ltd's proposed pulp mill will pour tonnes of dangerous greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and poisonous effluent into Bass Strait. The expected environmental damage will wreak havoc on the tourism, fishing, agriculture and wine industries in the area, and mean the further clear-felling of Tassie forests.
Tasmania's economic future depends on its clean, green image, not on pulp mills. Independent economic analysis released this week shows the mill will actually destroy more jobs and wealth than it creates. Tell Minister Turnbull there's no good reason to approve the pulp mill in its current form:
The inquiry process into the mill's impact has been fraught with political and corporate interference. Let's put the people back into the process, and remind our decision-makers who they really answer to.
Thanks for being a part of this,
The GetUp team
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