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Stone attacks QRC comments

THE Queensland Resources Council has grossly misrepresented Greenpeace's report on the potential impacts of the nine proposed coal mines in the Galilee Basin in an effort to divert justifiable public concern, say the Queensland Greens.

The Queensland Resources Council recently described the Greenpeace report to the CQ News as a "comic book" with zero credibility.

"Greenpeace has the Queensland coal industry growing more than sixfold … it is simply not going to happen," QRC chief executive Michael Roche said.

Queensland Greens Senate candidate, Adam Stone has called for public debate, and asked those involved to "do the public the favour of confining ourselves to facts and reason and attempting to present a coherent and consistent case".

"Where the Deputy Premier was content to brush off Greenpeace's findings and his responsibility for the future of our state with some casual name-calling, the Queensland Resources Council has engaged in active distortion of the facts," he said.

"Greenpeace forecast 330 million tonnes of coal exports from the Galilee Basin, drawing on the mining companies' own figures, yet the QRC accused them of forecasting 1056 million tonnes of coal exports from Queensland.

"The QRC presented a Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE) projection for Queensland coal exports in 2020 as the only reasonable forecast, even though five of the Galilee Basin's nine mines will not be at full production by 2020.

"And QRC's own Queensland Resource Sector State Growth Outlook Study, commissioned from the 'scary monsters unit' at Deloitte, forecasts maximum Queensland coal production of 700 million tonnes per year in 2020 - more than double BREE's upper limit of 327 million tonnes in 2020."

>> Read Mr Stone's analysis of the QRC's rebuttal

Topics:  galilee basin greenpeace qrc queensland greens



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