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LINE IN THE SAND: Protesters say they will appeal even if Environment Minister Peter Garrett approves the Traveston Dam. Picture: John Wilson
Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts Peter Garrett's  MEDIA RELEASE - PROPOSED "NO" DECISION FOR TRAVESTON is welcome news to many Queenslanders and environmental scientists and concerned citizens.  MR_Traveston_Dam_111109.pdf 66.03 Kb 11/11/2009, 16:27

There are now 10 business days for ministers to comment before a final decision. When asked if he had ever changed a proposed decision at this stage, the answer was no.

The transcript of Minister Garrett's press conference is also available.  TRANSCRIPT_Traveston_111109.pdf 61.75 Kb 11/11/2009, 17:54

Australia's environment is of importance to all Australians , and protection of the three threatened species - Mary River cod, Mary River turtle and the lungfish for which Australia also has international obligations continues to be nationally protected  under the EPBC act by applying a precautionary principle.

If you want to be part of the action when the final decision comes down send a text to 0409 574 047, and include your name and the words NO DAM in the text message. keep up to date by visting the campaign website http://www.stoppress.com.au/

We commend all those concerned citizens for their dedication and efforts to protect the Mary valley and all its species. Follow their activities http://www.savethemaryriver.com/ and their anxious wait reported in media here.

The day before this proposed decision saw Wide Bay Burnett Conservation Council sought to admit a lungfish report in the Federal Court in Brisbane which the judge dismissed. This article http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/2009/11/10/no-damgroupspreparefor-court/ provides opportunties to follow links comments and opinions about the controversial Traveston dam.

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