Traveston Dam Gets Final No

Quotes from Media Release by Hon Peter Garrett, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts

“I have concluded that the Traveston Crossing Dam cannot go ahead without unacceptable impacts on matters of national environmental significance” Mr Garrett said.  “As I stated when I made my proposed decision on this project, all of my decisions under the national environment law are based primarily on science, and the science is very clear about the adverse impacts this project would have on the nationally protected Australian lungfish, Mary River turtle and Mary River Cod. The independent expert advice and the advice from my department clearly show the Traveston Dam proposal would lead to serious and irreversible consequences for these species and most likely, would lead to their further decline.”

Scientific reports can be viewed at the department’s website: www.environment.gov.au/epbc

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