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10,000 Plus Queenslanders Sign Petition To Save Eungella

More than 10,000 Queenslanders have signed the Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry’s petition to ‘Save Eungella’ and stop Labor’s Pioneer Burdekin Pumped Hydro Project.

Ms Landry said this was a clear sign that Queenslander’s don’t want Labor to sacrifice the unique environment of the Eungella region for their illogical renewable energy plan.

“In just over two months, more than 10,000 Queenslanders have signed my petition to call on Labor to stop pushing forward with their plans to decimate the Pioneer Valley and Eungella region by flooding 937 hectares of pristine rainforest wilderness.

“This is not just a project which will have enormous ramifications to those living and working in the Eungella region also the impact this project will have on the unique wildlife and plants that are found in the region, many of which are endemic to the Eungella region.

“For many, day trips and holidays to visit the stunning Eungella National Park are embedded in their childhood memories and are horrified to learn this could all very well be under water for state Labor’s 80 per cent by 2035 renewable energy targets to appease inner city voters,” Ms Landry said.

Last week, Michelle Landry revealed the State Labor Government would not be making any financial decisions on the Pioneer Burdekin Pumped Hydro scheme until after the 26 October election.

“The Eungella community are in limbo about their future and Labor are stringing them along by keeping the future of this project a secret. I will continue to push for Labor to listen to the more than 10,000 Queenslanders and stop this ludicrous plan of destruction,” Ms Landry said.

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