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Coal dust needs to be contained

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Peter Cumming
3a/212 Bay Terrace

Total Signatures - 271

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 11/11/2013

Closing Date: 10/02/2014

Tabled Date: 11/02/2014

Responded By: Hon Scott Emerson MP on 13/03/2014

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that petitioners are worried about possible health effects from increasing amounts of coal dust in the atmosphere which follow on from the massive increase in the amount of coal being mined in Queensland and transported to and from ports.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to legislate to require companies producing and hauling coal to put covers over rail wagons and trucks carrying coal to port and back to the mines.