Coal barons must pay for flood damage, says Bob Brown

Australian: GREENS leader Bob Brown has pinned the blame for the Queensland floods on the coal industry. He says the sector's contribution to global warming is responsible for the extreme weather conditions causing the floods. Senator Brown said yesterday the "coal barons" should be made to pay for the damage caused by natural disasters, with half of Canberra's planned mineral resources rent tax set aside for a repairs fund. "Burning coal is a major cause of global warming," he said. "This industry,......

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