“In conclusion Moreton’s project plans $11 billion in sales and prima facie this may look attractive until one looks at Kammen’s estimate of the cost of damage including that to health, property and income of residents in the South Burnett.
Ill health may take years to develop, but in just a few years it is reasonable to expect statistics similar to those experienced in Appalachia. There are about 40 years of mine life available for litigation for damages to proceed.
Are Moreton Resources truly aware of the difficulties they will encounter?
It seems that this grim future is one which is best avoided.”