Sunday 4:15pm

Choking on coal: Australian capitalism’s fossil fuel addiction

Australia
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Despite all of the scientific evidence available, support for coal mining expansion from state and federal governments remains firm. In May 2018, Queensland state resources minister Anthony Lynham announced new coal mining tenements in north and central Queensland. Privatised electricity production and continued reliance on fossil fuels adds up to environmental disaster, so why are Australia’s ruling class so in love with coal?

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