Stop Fossil Fuel Production From Killing Coral Reefs

Target: Steven Miles, Queensland Environmental Minister

Goal: Stop the expansion of coal mines and save the the Great Barrier Reef from total destruction.

The world’s largest coral reef system is dying due to the production of fossil fuels. The Great Barrier Reef is home to more animal and plant species than anywhere else on earth. Urge Queensland to stop expanding its fossil fuel production and save one of the national wonders of the world.

Fossil fuel production in Queensland is growing despite its disastrous effects on the environment. Plans are underway to expand coal ports into the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. These expansions will rip up the seafloor and destroy an already fragile habitat. Once built, hundreds of coal ships will pass through the Great Barrier Reef, increasing the chances of oil spills.

Warmer waters have put the reef in a fragile state. Fears of a mass bleaching prompted Queensland to strictly monitor the reefs. However, if the expansion of coal mines continues, than there will be nothing left to save. Sign below to put a stop to this massacre.


Dear Mr. Miles,

The Great Barrier Reef is dying. Nearly 50 percent of its coral reef has declined in the past 30 years. Something must be done to save this fragile ecosystem.

The expansion of coal mines into the Great Barrier Reef has put the entire ecosystem at risk. Dredging up the seafloor destroys the sea grass habitat and leaves turtles and dolphins without a home. Passing coal ships also increase the chances of pollution in the reef.

Regular inspections are not enough. Fossil fuel production must be stopped if the reefs stand any chance of survival. Halt the expansion of coal production and save the Great Barrier Reef.


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  1. “The human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future – deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities and the spread of disease.” — The World Watch Institute

  2. Lajeanne Leveton says:

    Coral Reefs are delicate living organisms…..easily damaged.

    Easily destroyed…..once they’re gone; they’re gone.

    Is it REALLY worth it to increase the efficiency of large ships to destroy one of the most famous and most beautiful coral reefs in the world?

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