Monday, 1 September 2008

Stop Tasmanian Ancient Forest Being Pulped

A company in Australia called Gunns has controversial plans to build a huge pulp mill to make disposable consumer items largely from clear felling ancients forests. Lets help make a final decisive push to warn off potential investors and environmental approvals and achieve its permanent withdrawal

Plans by Australian woodchip giant Gunns Ltd., to continue clearcutting of Tasmania's ancient forests to feed a massive new paper pulp mill, appear to be near final collapse. Gunns is scrambling to raise the cash needed to build the AU$2
billion pulp mill and to meet a looming federal government environmental approval deadline. Chief executive of Leighton Holdings, the proposed builder of the mill, has even stated the project is dead. Join us in supporting massive local protests, and calling upon Australia's Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett to not extend the environmental approval process, and for the several European pulp interests to steer clear of funding the project or risk years of protest
and conflict. Let's join together with local protests and ensure the Gunns pulp mill proposal is permanently withdrawn from consideration.


and see Forest Protection Portal,

1 comment:

wanta.know said...

Hi Adrian,

Thank you for being a positive force in the fight against a pulp mill being built in the beautiful Tamar Valley, Tasmania - the place I call Home.

The vast majority of people who are lucky enough to live in Tasmania, have been fighting against this mill for over 4 years now, and we are getting tired.

But it is people like you, Adrian, putting your hand up to help us, that makes the fight easier.

So thank you. Hopefully this will be the "final decisive push"!

Amanda, Launceston, Tasmania

PS You can check out where I live by clicking on the following link.