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Brazen activist & social engineer (according to Janet Albrechtsen) | Climate & environment @AustCCR | World game enthusiast | He/him | #refugeeswelcome
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9 Jan
I gather there has been a lot of talk about arson recently...

So let's talk about the real arsonists: Australia's carbon majors (via Climate Justice Project at @UNSW)

A thread... 1/n

#AustralianBushfires #AustraliaisBurning
1. @bhp plans to spend $US 8 billion on new oil & gas projects in the next 5 years, including off Western Australia. afr.com/companies/ener…
2. @Glencore is planning a 135 million tonne expansion to its Glendell thermal coal mine. newcastleherald.com.au/story/6566273/…
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22 Mar 19
On the eve of #NSWVotes2019, Australia’s coal industry paid for a 10-page special report in the @australian

I forked out the $3 so you didn’t have to, so here it is... 1/n
Page 1, @MineralsCouncil CEO Tania Constable claims new coal fired power stations + CCS “have the potential to reduce emissions to almost zero”

Except it’s not happening anywhere
theaustralian.com.au/business/minin…
Also an ad from our friends at @bhp, who seem to forget the ultimatum they gave the MCA... in 2017! afr.com/business/minin…
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11 Mar 19
It had to get pretty bleak to break a self-imposed twitter ban...

So here goes, a thread on how the fossil fuel lobby works in this country 1/n
2/ Last Thursday, the WA EPA *recommended* "offsets for proposals with direct emissions above 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent p.a."

The state govt can of course, choose to ignore it. epa.wa.gov.au/media-statemen…
3/ First respondent: APPEA, the national petroleum lobby.

In short, regulation is bad. They want a national, market based scheme. Except for that time they fought to repeal one. appea.com.au/media_release/…
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