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Environmentalists block way to rail project for Adanis' Aussie coalmine venture

By Our Representative
The Adani Group's controversial Carmichael coalmine in Australia was again in news as environmentalists blocked the road leading to the spot where the project's rail line is to be laid. A release by Frontline Action for Coal said, a group of 15 people blocked access to workers entering the site on Friday morning.

Spokesperson Andrea Valenzuela claimed, the contractor, BMD, which was asked by environmentalists to snap ties with Adanis, "seems to expect community resistance, given the news of an internal company email detailing responses to questions staff might be asked about their involvement with Adani. No company has a right to profit from a climate emergency."
On its website, BMD describes itself as “one of the largest privately owned construction and urban development contractors in Australia.” Its corporate video boasts “our goal for each project is to leave a minimum impact on the environment”.
Valenzuela said, “BMD have shown their claims to environmental credibility to be nothing more than hot air. They say this project will generate jobs, but in the face of the climate crisis, work that openly rejects scientific warnings about the effects of more coal mines is not constructive."

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