29 March, 2012

Mixed Messages

Here is a media release from the new Qld Government.

It is a strong message. I just don't quite know what it means.

Mining fine sends strong message

The Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney said today’s half million dollar fine against the owners of the Lady Annie mine for causing serious environmental harm should send a strong message to the mining industry.

The Mt Isa Magistrates Court today issued the record fine against the company for an uncontrolled release of contaminated water from stormwater ponds into surrounding creeks during the 2009 wet season.

Mr Seeney said it showed that a failure to comply with environmental and industry standards would not be tolerated.

He said the LNP Government strongly supported the mining industry and companies that maintained high standards.

“We support those who do the right thing and will hold to account those who do not.”

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