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.