On the eve of a court hearing in Brisbane on August 29-31, Friends of the Earth International called on London-listed Swiss mining giant Xstrata’s shareholders and investors to act to stop Xstrata’s massive ‘Mega Coal Mine’ project in Australia.
“We believe the legal system in Australia may help prevent the opening of this mega coal mine. But from this week we also call on Xstrata shareholders worldwide to push the company to stop this mine which would release every year as much climate-disrupting emissions as 72 nations combined, ” said Cam Walker of Friends of the Earth Australia.
“Establishing a mine of this size and magnitude would mean accelerating climate change instead of mitigating it. Xstrata should scrap the Wandoan Coal Project. We call on Xstrata shareholders and investors to request Xstrata to scrap the project or remove Xstrata from their portfolios.”
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=11155.