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Adani: Following Their Dirty Footsteps

Lindsay Simpson

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Spinifex Press
01 September 2018
Mathematics & Sciences; Environmentalist thought & ideology
From fishing villages on the Gujarat coastline to Adanis power plant in Mundra and thecompanys headquarters in Ahmedabad, Lindsay Simpsons personal story tracks how the AdaniGroup managed to woo Australian governments into approving Australias largest coal mine inthe Galilee Basin and port expansion in a zone of great ecological sensitivity.

Why would an Australian Prime Minister, a State Premier and a handful of regional mayorsback such a project, risking the future of the Great Barrier Reef and threatening Australias vastprecious source of underground waterthe Great Artesian Basin? And what of the consequencesfor greenhouse gas emissions if other proposed mines in the Galilee Basin go ahead?

With other activists, she travels from Adanis Indian headquarters in Gujarat to ParliamentHouse in Canberra to lobby politicians, demand answers and question motivations. She alsodocuments the power of the social movement, Stop Adani, which has captured the publicimagination.
By:   Lindsay Simpson
Imprint:   Spinifex Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
ISBN:   9781925581478
ISBN 10:   1925581470
Pages:   180
Publication Date:   01 September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Lindsay Simpson was an investigative journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald from 1983 to 1995. She is the author and co-author of ten books, many in the true crime genre. In 2007, she was awarded the Crime Writer's Association Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to that genre. Her most recent book, published in 2014, Where is Daniel? was about the disappearance and murder of 13-year Daniel Morcombe, documenting Australia's largest manhunt which spanned a decade. From 1999, she was an academic for 13 years founding the journalism program at the University of Tasmania as well as designing the Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism at James Cook University in Queensland. Simpson's first book, co-authored with Sandra Harvey, Brothers in Arms was made into a six-part mini-series entitled Bikie Wars (released in 2012). She lives in the Whitsundays close to the Great Barrier Reef where she writes full time and with her husband, Grant Lewis, operates a tallship which offers snorkelling tours and day sails.

Reviews for Adani: Following Their Dirty Footsteps

This is an important book for every citizen concerned about dirty coal and climate change, theglobalisation of corruption and the destruction of our democracies, from India to Australia.It tells the global story of how a handful of billionaires are using politicians to make limitlessmoney while they destroy the planet, peoples lives, and our common future. Dr VandanaShiva, author of Making Peace with the Earth, Recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize and theRight Livelihood Award


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