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Katter to join the picket line in protest of Ravenshoe wind farm

15/October/2021

KENNEDY MP, Bob Katter, is ready to join hundreds of passionate locals on the picket line to protest the Chalumbin wind farm near Ravenshoe, on the Atherton Tablelands, which will consist of 95 wind turbines forming a ‘bird killing wall’, nearly 30 kilometres wide.[1]

Mr Katter says the Chalumbin wind farm will be catastrophic for local wildlife and intends to join the local community at upcoming protests.

“I’ll stand on the picket line with you,” Mr Katter said.

“I, like my million-fellow North Queenslanders, have a love of our birdlife. My little ten-acre backyard in Charters Towers regularly sees around 20 varieties of birds from the beautiful rainbow lorikeet to the swaggering magpie, the exotic blue helmeted honeywing, or the sneaky old bowerbird.

“These exciting little north Australians will be hacked to pieces by these windmills.”

Mr Katter said that dense rainforest regions are no place for a windfarm, particularly one that provides little benefit in comparison to coal.

“A windfarm generates for around $100 a megawatt hour, versus existing coal fired at $20 a megawatt hour.

“Pensioners who simply don’t put glass on their roof will have to pay 400 percent more for their electricity to subsidise the rich people.

“The glass on the roof (solar panels) and these windfarms murdering our wildlife, has got to stop. Someone has got to stand up, not just for our pretty parrots, but also for our gaggling galahs and adorable willy wagtails.

“There is nothing more sensible than the proposal in Hughenden, which is at super high altitude with negligible birdlife and serious wind availability. But you’re not doing it in forest country. No way hosay.

“This is nothing more than a bird-killing abomination by people who can’t add up, or worse still ‘can add up’.”

Bob Katter said the major parties were driving the solar and wind farm madness with their push for net zero emissions by 2050.

“We produce nothing in Queensland except the three C’s: coal, cane and cattle,” he said. “Now the 2050 plan means the shutdown of those three industries.”

[1] https://epuron.com.au/documents/855/ChalumbinWindFarm_Project_Overview_October2021_djrYDQE.pdf

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