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Green activists target Brisbane coal conference

Admin Keep Queensland Beautiful - Tuesday, November 13, 2012

About 50 protesters have gathered outside an inner Brisbane hotel to highlight their concerns about the coal industry.

Brisbane is hosting a Galilee Basin coal conference to discuss new mining ventures in the central Queensland inland.

Environmental group Greenpeace says the plan to open up the area will add to greenhouse gas emissions.

Greenpeace says new coal export terminals to service the mines will also threaten the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-12/green-activists-target-brisbane-coal-conference/4366498?section=qld