Despite the majority of Australians opposing Adani’s catastrophic mega Carmichael coal mine and the Queensland Government vetoing a $1 billon taxpayer-funded loan to help build Adani’s railway line, AECOM has indicated that they are pressing forward and continuing to design Adani’s railway line. This railway line will open up the largest coal mine in the Southern Hemisphere – at a time when scientists are clearly stating that there must be no new coal if we are to secure a safe climate future for our children and grandchildren.
With sustained pressure from Galilee Blockade members, Downer pulled out of a $2.6bn letter of award to build and operate this mine. And now, it’s AECOM’s turn.
AECOM pride themselves as innovative and sustainable. They claim that they protect our environment and improve people’s lives. Alongside USAID, AECOM is rolling out climate change adaptation projects in Asia and the Pacific region where people are already losing their lives and livelihoods due to global warming impacts.
This is hypocrisy at its very best and we shall continue exposing this hypocrisy until AECOM get out of bed with Adani.
Galilee Blockade has written to AECOM clearly stating our intention to pressure a withdrawal from their engagement with Adani. Our civil resistance campaign will expose the hypocrisy of this company claiming to “protect the environment and improve people’s lives”, and target AECOM sites around the country with escalating direct actions. Again and again.