Updated: September 26, 2012
Gunns' proposed pulp mill
Gunns Ltd wants to build a pulp mill in Tasmania’s Tamar Valley. Gunns’ pulp mill was approved through a corrupted assessment process which shut out public scrutiny. The majority of residents in the Tamar Valley are strongly opposed to the project and it does not have a ‘social license’ to operate.
Despite some significant improvements to the original proposal including not using native forest wood and using less chlorine dioxide, the pulp mill still fails the grade on many of issues, including impacts on the marine environment. Over 20 leading banks and paper companies have refused to fund the project and funding has not been secured.
Pulp Mill Updates
- Gunns goes into administration while forest negotiations need clarification - September 26, 2012
- Richard Chandler has the freedom to create a better Tasmania - February 22, 2012
- At long last, a pathway to Tassie forest protection - August 07, 2011
As the divisive Gunns timber company goes into administration, there has also been controversy between environmental groups around the decision to write to Japanese customers of Ta Ann, a veneer processor of native forest currently coming from controversial sources.
Richard Chandler believes passionately in improving lives and transforming communities using the power of creativity. Well, Mr. Chandler now has a fantastic opportunity to create a better future for all Tasmanians.
For over 30 years, people across Australia have aspired to see Tasmania's unique and important forests protected from the threat of logging. They have protested, rallied, lobbied, negotiated, photographed, researched and written about these precious forests. Now, a new agreement can deliver the protection we've all worked so hard to achieve.
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