No new coal campaign gathers steam


Campaign group Safe Climate Perth reached the milestone of 2000 signatures on its no new coal petition on October 30.

The petition calls for WA's parliament to stop to expansion of coal-fired power stations, mines and related infrastructure, and to fund a roll-out of renewable energy with priority access to the new jobs, with equivalent conditions, given to coal communities.

The petition was launched on October 10, and Safe Climate Perth has embarked on an energetic effort to reach 10,000 signatures by Human Rights Day.

On December 11, the petition will be presented at a rally at state parliament, with the theme “A Safe Climate is a Human Right”.