An Indian mining giant has slammed and rejected the entire government-ordered review of its plans to protect a tiny Queensland bird.
Adani says the state government has failed to address any issues it raised last week about a draft report full of “false and inaccurate” statements about the miner’s plans to manage the endangered black-throated finch.
Adani received the final report on Monday night.
“To say we’re disappointed in the final version is an understatement,” Adani said in a statement.
“We reject the report and its findings in their entirety.”
Adani claims the report contains “unverified and hysterical” claims on climate change and extinction.
“This still reads as an anti-Adani lobbying document, dressed up as science.”
However, Adani insists it remains committed to Queenslanders who wanted jobs at its mine.
“We are not going anywhere.”
Adani launched an advertising blitz last week, accusing the state government of shifting the goal posts for the project.
The company claimed the government ordered the review at the last minute, after 18 months of work.
In a statement, the Department of Environment and Science said the company could now respond to the recommendations in the report.
DES said there was no time frame for the company’s response.