Newcastle (Awabakal and Worimi Country) The Greens NSW will launch their plan to empower coal workers and communities in the transition away from fossil fuels on Monday in Newcastle.
Greens MP and Spokesperson for Treasury and Energy, Abigail Boyd will join Greens candidate for Newcastle John Mackenzie to launch the plan the Greens will be taking to the NSW State Election.
“We don’t need to choose between taking urgent climate action and supporting coal communities - we can do both,” Abigail Boyd said.
“The workers and communities in coal reliant communities here in the Hunter and across the state are no fools, and they can tell that the Liberal and Labor parties are lying to them, saying coal can keep going for decades when it clearly can’t and shouldn’t.
“We must end coal and gas by 2030 if we have any hope of avoiding the worst outcomes from a rapidly changing climate.
“Only the Greens are willing to embrace the reality of the situation, and commit to working hand in hand with communities to acknowledge the change and seize the opportunity it presents - to deliver a brighter, diversified future for the region.”
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