Campaign for ‘No new coal’ in WA gets organised

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Safe Climate Perth has called a strategy meeting to plan a grassroots campaign against the new coal-fired power stations approved by the state Liberal government.

The campaign will also take up other proposed developments such as a suggested new coal mine at Margaret River, which has already sparked a dynamic community campaign.

Safe Climate campaigner Kamala Emanuel told Green Left Weekly: “We are planning a campaign that can win.

“The first step to getting to a safe climate future is to stop the increase in emissions of greenhouse pollution from new coal power stations.

“One element of the campaign will be profiling the positive alternative of 100% renewable energy by 2020 developed by Beyond Zero Emissions.

“However, it is worth reflecting on the fact that the new coal-fired power stations would make it impossible to meet even limited greenhouse targets. So those power stations must be stopped.”

[The meeting will be at Lotteries House on September 5 from noon. For more information, contact Kamala on 0417 319 662 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0417 319 662      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or Peter on 0438 940 386 or visit www.safeclimate.org.au .]

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