Now in Australia they want to legislate immunity from environmental protection laws. They are demanding the right to completely disregard environmental concerns and laws.
It's like they still haven't figured out we are talking about our life-support system !
Mining projects: Greg Hunt set to grant himself retrospective legal immunity
Environment minister faces potential claims he failed to consider advice before approving projects such as Abbot Point dredging
theguardian.com, Wednesday 12 February 2014 19.43 EST
"Environment minister Greg Hunt is set to grant himself retrospective legal immunity against potential claims that he failed to consider environmental advice before approving key mining projects.
A Senate inquiry has cleared the way for a bill to pass the upper house preventing legal challenges to environmental approvals issued by Hunt before 31 December last year, on the grounds the minister ignored expert advice on risks to threatened species.
Decisions granted immunity include controversial approvals in Queensland of dredging at Abbot Point, an LNG export facility at Curtis Island and a coalmine in the Galilee Basin. ..."
"Hunt told the lower house the bill was necessary to provide certainty for the mining industry, facing numerous legal appeals by environmentalists against previously approved projects. ..."
"Greens senator Larissa Waters said the bill “sends the message to the public that the environment minister doesn’t have to make science-based decisions”. …"
"The bill passed in the lower house with Labor’s support. The Senate is expected to debate it in the next sitting week, beginning 3 March."