Carl Judge M.P. (member for Yeerongpilly) and I have initiated an e-petition concerning coal trains.
If you are concerned about this issue, please sign the petition, and urge others you know, who are also concerned, to sign.
Thanks to all.
This is the text of the petition:
"Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House their concerns about the cumulative impact of fugitive coal dust and noise emissions as well as other forms of pollution from coal trains operating on the West Moreton Coal System.
Queensland residents also draw to the attention of the House their concerns about fugitive coal dust associated with stockpiling at Fisherman Islands Queensland Bulk Handling facility.
Your petitioners request the House to require all coal trains operating on the West Moreton Coal System to be ‘veneered' as a minimum standard and for this to be made enforceable by way of legislation with a sufficient deterrent penalty for any non-compliance as from June 30, 2013.
Furthermore, your petitioners request the House to appoint an independent panel of experts to undertake a detailed study of the impact of fugitive coal dust and noise emissions as well as other forms of pollution stemming from the West Moreton Coal System and Fisherman Islands Queensland Bulk Handling facility, with the prime objective of protecting human health and community lifestyles.
Your petitioners request the House to direct the panel of experts to assess and make best practice recommendations in terms of controlling the impact by fugitive coal dust and noise emissions as well as other forms of pollution, with the findings to be made publicly available on or before September 30, 2013.
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