Queensland’s premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, says she is “fed up” with the state’s process for Adani’s Carmichael coalmine and has called an emergency meeting to set a deadline for the outstanding approvals. Those reports are the company’s groundwater management plan, which has received federal sign-off but still requires state approval, and its management plan for the endangered black-throated finch. “The department of environment and science has sought updated advice from CSIRO and Geoscience Australia on Adani’s groundwater dependent ecosystem management plan,” she said. “We have been asking for clarity of process and timing from the Queensland Labor Government in relation to the approvals of our outstanding management plans for more than seven months now,” Dow said. There are also outstanding questions about the federal approval for Adani’s groundwater dependent ecosystem management plan in April, just before the prime minister, Scott Morrison, called the federal election.
Source: The Guardian May 22, 2019 03:00 UTC