Top scientist’s resignation demands Snowy 2.0 rethink

“The resignation of the Chair of the NSW Fisheries Scientific Committee, Associate Professor Mark Lintermans, puts a spotlight on the NSW Government’s refusal to take scientific advice about the environmental disaster that will unfold as a result of Snowy 2.0” lamented Gary Dunnett, Executive Officer of the National Parks Association of NSW, and Andrew Cox, Chief Executive Officer of the Invasive Species Council.  

NSW Government sells out Kosciuszko National Park

Approval of Snowy 2.0 EIS sets appalling precedents, and all for an inferior project

“Today’s approval of the Snowy 2.0 construction project in Kosciuszko National Park marks a new low in the NSW Government’s refusal to protect threatened species and natural landscapes” stated Gary Dunnett, Executive Officer of the National Parks Association of NSW.

Snowy 2.0 doesn’t stack up

Gary Dunnett, Executive Officer, National Parks Association of NSW

In Australia the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme stands head and shoulders above every other nation building project, with the possible exceptions of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. It shouldn’t be any surprise that, back in 2017, Prime Minister Turnbull responded to Snowy Hydro’s pitch by proudly announcing the ‘electricity game-changer’ Snowy 2.0 project. Virtually no environmental impact, just dig a tunnel and build an underground power station and what you get is massive storage to counteract the Achilles heel of renewable generators, intermittency. A wonderful new chapter in the nation building saga of the Snowies.

NSW Government must save Kosciuszko National Park

Approval of Snowy 2.0 EIS would set appalling precedents, and all for an inferior project
 
“Despite the rapidly growing realisation that the massive Snowy 2.0 development is a deeply flawed, environmental disaster that will drive a species into extinction and offer woefully inefficient and costly energy storage, the NSW Government has signalled that it is determined to ram the project through under their short-cut approvals program to create temporary construction jobs” stated Mr Gary Dunnett, Executive Officer of the National Parks Association of NSW.
 

Approving the Snowy 2.0 EIS would have unprecedented environmental ramifications

26 Environment Organisations and Eminent Experts Urge Refusal

26 environment organisations and environmental experts have called on the NSW Minister for Planning, Hon Rob Stokes, and Minister for Energy and Environment, Hon Matt Kean, to reject the Environmental Impact Statement for the Main Works of the Snowy 2.0 pumped storage project, located in Kosciuszko National Park.

Expensive, damaging and unnecessary

Snowy 2.0 must be publicly reviewed before proceeding

30 eminent Australian energy, engineering, economic and environmental experts have called on the Prime Minister and NSW Premier to delay final approval of the Snowy 2.0 pumped storage project until there has been a comprehensive independent review.