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Bob Brown Lobbies Against Proposed Mine at Felton, QLD

The Australian Greens leader Bob Brown is due to visit a southwest Queensland community on Tuesday in regard to a resource project which has been earmarked on prime agricultural land at Felton. The Friends of Felton lobby group has been campaigning against the project by Ambre Energy.

The open cut mine planned at Felton, southwest of Brisbane, is part of a $3.5 billion coal to petrol project. The lobby group claims that the project will have a huge impact on agriculture, the environment and the community.

Senator Bob Brown and Queensland Senate candidate Larissa Waters are to meet with the campaigners. Senator Brown is also asking Environment Minister Peter Garrett to ban coal seam gas mining and exploration until adequate environmental protections are in place.

He has also criticized the scrapping of the RSPT saying that the end result will be higher taxes for Australians. This would result from the loss of mining taxes due to the compromised deal that Julia Gillard has made with the mining majors.

Joel Scanlon

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Joel, originally from the UK, emigrated to Australia in 1995 and spent 5 years working in the mining industry as an exploration Geo-technician where he developed skills in GIS Mapping and CAD. Joel also spent a year working underground in a gold/copper mine. Upon moving to the North Coast of NSW, Australia Joel worked as a graphic designer for a leading consultancy firm before starting a successful business providing graphic and web design services to local businesses on the eastern seaboard of Australia. Joel is skilled in project management, web programming, design, animation, database and networking, software and editing. Joel has been with AZoNetwork since its inception in 2000.

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