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Burdekin Greens candidate: break neck industrialisation threatens Bowen region environment

A letter sent by Independent candidate for Mount Coot-tha, James Sinnamon to Greens MP Ronan Lee, asking for his support in his efforts to raise the issue of privatisation as an elections issue, has drawn a sympathetic response from some Green candidates. One response came from Maria MacDonald, a resident of Bowen, who is contesting the seat of Burdekin. In her letter, Maria also describes how a planned Chinese owned aluminum refinery, imposed by the Queensland Government without any consultation with the Bowen Community, threatens nearby wetlands with devastation.

See also: "Impacts of the Chalco Aluminium Refinery if located near Bowen" of 2007 on Mackay Conservation Group web site, forum discussion of 31 Mar 09 on Larvatus Prodeo.

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