Use common sense on coal’s future, Labor told

Australian Conservatives Release

Resources Minister Matt Canavan has appealed for bipartisanship and “common sense” on the development of mining projects as his Labor counterpart, Joel Fitzgibbon, condemned calls for major gas and oil companies to drop their demands for a carbo­n price.

The Conservative Party says the whole climate alarmist, anti-carbon cult is a danger to our economy and way of life and Australia should follow America’s lead and pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Australian reports, Senator Canavan said it was time to restore “common sense to the centre of our nation’s resources policy” and called on Labor to throw its support behind coal as the nation’s biggest export.

He said the Adani mine, which would produce around 0.16 per cent of the world’s coal, was “not going to blow up the planet”.

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