This story today on Queensland Government moving to resume uranium mining sure shows we are going backwards in Queensland.
I was 6 and my flatmate was 1 when uranium was last mined in Queensland.
To resume uranium mining is an extreme move on behalf of the Newman Govt.
As Greens Senator Scott Ludlum points out:
Uranium mining is frequently presented as the only solution to a range of economic power security and climate change challenges. In reality, however, the uranium industry creates far more problems than it claims to solve.
Let’s make sure Abbott doesnt get the top job this year or this type of extremism in decision-making will continue.
Let’s keep uranium in the ground where it belongs.
And let’s honour what the baby boomer generation fought so hard to end.