Greens call on Labor to back Marles over coal - Adam Bandt

Greens call on Labor to back Marles over coal

Greens call on Labor to back Marles over coal

Greens climate change and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, responded today to the comments from Labor frontbencher, Richard Marles, that “The global market for thermal coal has collapsed, and wonderful – that’s a good thing – because what that implies is the world is acting in relation to climate change.”

Quotes attributable to Mr Bandt:

“He’s right. That’s why Richard and Labor should support my bill to phase out thermal coal.” 

“Labor can’t say its wonderful countries overseas want to burn less coal and then support expanded coal exports.”

“We need a plan to phase out coal mining in Australia by 2030 so the industry can transition in an orderly and just way.”

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