Great Barrier Reef threatened by Queensland plan to let miners take billions of litres of groundwater, says Marine Park Authority – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Queensland is set to enact water legislation that the body responsible for protecting the Great Barrier Reef has warned will pose environmental risks to the reef and coastal waterways.A package of measures, expected to be voted through this week, will deregulate the use of local water by resources companies, including coal miners, expanding on a model already enjoyed by coal seam gas operators in Queensland.

via Great Barrier Reef threatened by Queensland plan to let miners take billions of litres of groundwater, says Marine Park Authority – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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