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15 Sep 2010 at 9:30pm

Barnett has said not one bit of the environment  or wildlife will be affected by the gas plant. He must be right hey, he is our illustrious leader. Well I went fishing around the net and found this from the Department of the Environment website. The Australian Governments own website.

“An increase in shipping and port expansion associated with the growth of the resources sector in the north-west has potential implications for the marine environment. Potential threats include: loss or contamination of marine habitat as a result of dredging and sea dumping, oil spills, interactions between vessels and protected species, and the introduction of marine pests through ballast water exchange and biofouling of ship hulls.”

Hang on, did he say no effect on the environment or the wildlife that live in it? Is the government contradicting itself? See here http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/stories/827267/battle-for-the-kimberley

hmmm. I must be reading something into it.

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  1. Tim Wootton says:

    Barnett probably can’t even spell environment because it has more syllables than ‘mine’ or ‘money. !

  2. haha brilliant!! Whats a syllable??

  3. Tim Wootton says:

    Ask Colin Barnett. On second thoughts that would be a waste of time!

  4. Craig Spittles says:

    What an ignorant clown Mr Barnett is! I saw him on the news last night carrying on that the land at JPP is not indigenous but unallocated crown land (in otherwords HIS land) but regardless of who the land belongs to it is what is going to happen to it if this gas plant goes ahead that is the major concern. Anyway, as far as I am concerned the land is indigenous and should remain in it’s current state. By taking the land as a compulsory acquisition he is in effect stealing it from the traditional owners. As Bob Brown said. The gas plant can go anywhere, the Kimberely can’t. If you haven’t signed the petition via Christian’s blog do it now and forward it to as many people you know! Mr Barnett need to go down!!!

  5. Andrew Brown says:

    At least the publicity is building and hopefully the pressure mounting on this moron to back down on the project

  6. Matt Lauder says:

    What a crock your Premier is. The plant is a pin prick compared to the size of the Kimberly… jobs for the local Aboriginal people who through lack of opportunity have probably never been to school or schooling higher than year 10. So will they offer skilled jobs for people who have no schooling record. The Premier who says that this the only way they can get help and resources… get that’s comforting for them to know. Basically he’s saying if the plant dosen’t go ahead don’t look at your elected leader to help you because I wont… Woodside killing your land is your only hope to get what any government should be providing them anyway… So go dance with the devil and take what ever he gives you and be happy with it.

    You cant help but feel sorry for traditional owners who have been backed into a corner who on the program support the plant and what for…. promised jobs and resources for their people. There is no talk of financial gain for them… they just want pure basic needs that anyone has and should expect who is a resident and a tax payer of WA.

  7. Craig, he also said that the wildlife won’t be affected either! In his opinion I guess, not the facts!

    Well said Matt, you summed it up beautifully.

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