Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 19/01/2012 - 21:45
MEDIA RELEASE Date 20 January 2012
Environmental protest given the green light in Queensland
Today in the Brisbane magistrates court, Magistrate Jim Herlihy gave the green light to environmental protestors in Queensland to take action to protect the environment from coal and coal seam gas development.
“This is a great day for Queensland, and a great outcome for the environment” said Derec Davies from Friends of the Earth.
Friends of the Earth’s Yes2Renewables campaign has welcomed today’s polling results that show rural residents remain overwhelmingly supportive of wind energy.
The survey, commissioned by wind farm developer Pacific Hydro, polled residents in areas where wind farms had been built. The results show 83% of respondents across three states support building wind turbines as a way to generate electricity.