Legal Defence of the Environment

Paradigm Shift

[Paradigm Shift broadcast 24 July 2015 on 4 triple z (FM 102.1 Fridays at noon)].

Today’s show was about using the law to defend the environment.

Andy, Merret (sp?) and Ian discussed this issue.restreamer

The show began with Andy interviewing Sean Ryan from the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO). Sean spoke about Legal remedies regarding the coal mines in Queensland contribution to Climate Change.

Specifically Sean spoke about the Wandoan coal mine; the Alpha coal mine that is being mined by Hancock coal; and about the Adani’s  Carmichael mine owned by Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners.
They briefly discussed New Hope’s plans to expand Acland mine on the Darling Downs.

Sean commended the Queensland Government on its reinstatement of the right of the community to object on the basis of environmental impacts.

Andy and Sean discussed an environmental group called “Agenda”. This group, based in the Netherlands,  sued the Dutch government…

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