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Tarkine needs federal government protection

Amid reports that Shree Minerals' Nelson Bay River mine is under investigation for breaching its federal environmental permit, Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says the Abbott government must not proceed with plans to hand protection powers over to the state.

It's believed the Tasmanian Government amended its permit to allow the Nelson Bay River Mine to produce 20 times more acid-producing waste rock than originally planned, but the Federal Environment Department was not notified or given a chance to model the impacts on threatened species.

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Abbott will trash Australia's environmental icons

The Australian Greens said Tony Abbott's plan to devolve environment approval powers to the states so he can push through damaging developments is environmentally reckless.

"Tony Abbott is focused on destroying the environment in the fastest possible timeframe by handing over environmental powers to the states in a bid to fast track mining applications," Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

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Labor cannot be trusted to care for the environment

Yet again Labor is demonstrating that it cannot be trusted to care for the environment, the Australian Greens said today.

"Julia Gillard is taking on Tony Abbott's agenda of slashing jobs from the public service." Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

"First the Climate Change Department and now the Department of Sustainability and the Environment - Tony Abbott will be grinning.

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Standards window-dressing for environmental destruction

The standards for environmental approvals released by the ALP Government today will do nothing to prevent the state and territory governments from destroying the environment and endangered species for mining profits, the Australian Greens said.

“Far from lifting up the states, it's smashing down environmental protection,” Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

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Old parties collude to launch assault on environment

The Labor and Coalition parties are locked in a race to the bottom to shed responsibility for protecting Australia’s environment and clear the way for big business in their greed for short-term mining profits, the Australian Greens said today.

“George Orwell would be impressed by Tony Abbott claiming to be a conservationist while launching an assault on our country’s environmental protection laws, but people really don’t like two-faced politicians who say one thing while doing another,” Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

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