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Sea Dumping Bill exposes state capture at its finest

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🗞️ Driving the news: The Australian Greens have strongly criticized both Labor and the Coalition for their intention to pass the Sea Dumping Amendment Bill
• This bill is seen as a means to legitimize carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a viable climate solution, which the Greens argue is merely a tactic to prolong Australia's reliance on fossil fuels and delay the transition to renewable energy sources

🔭 The context: The Sea Dumping Amendment Bill is designed to facilitate fossil fuel projects by allowing the storage of carbon under the sea or underground
• However, the Greens contend that CCS is not an effective climate change solution and instead serves as a greenwashing strategy for the fossil fuel industry

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The Greens assert that the bill is not in the interest of the Australian public but rather benefits fossil fuel companies
• They warn that the bill could turn Australian waters into dumping grounds for pollution, with risks to marine wildlife and a lack of clear regulation

⏭️ What's next: The Greens spokespersons have voiced their concerns, stating that the bill's passage would demonstrate the government's allegiance to the fossil fuel industry and its disregard for climate change
• They call for serious action on climate change and the halting of projects like the Santos’ Barossa Gas Project and fracking in the Beetaloo Basin

💬 One quote: "The whole thing is a sham and a travesty" (Senator Peter Whish-Wilson)

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