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Southern lignite stupid idea, says farmer

Friday 25 Jan 13 9:00am

Rob McCreath ... stopped a coalmine.
Rob McCreath ... stopped a coalmine.

The idea of digging up fertile farmland for lignite coal is “100% stupidity,” a visiting Australian farmer says.

Queenslander Rob McCreath told the Keep the Coal in the Hole summer festival in Gore this week how his community group stopped a large colamine and petrochemical plant from going ahead on prime agricultural land in the Darling Downs.

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