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Brown takes up Gunns' challenge to 'discuss' pulp mill

Greens Leader Bob Brown has written to Gunns' CEO John Gay, to meet Gunns' claim that the Greens will not discuss the impact on forests and pollution of Bass Strait threatened by the proposed pulp mill in the Tamar Valley (see advertisements in Tasmanian newspapers today).
 
"The Greens certainly will discuss Gunns' 'inconvenient facts'. I have asked John Gay to have the gumption to debate the issue publicly before the federal election on November the 24th," Senator Brown said.
 
"In particular, I want to nail him down on the impending destruction of 200,000 hectares of native forests – the habitat of the endangered giant Tasmanian wedge-tail eagle, air pollution of the Tamar Valley, greenhouse gas emissions, the mill's use of 40 billion litres of fresh water and the toxic effect on the Bass Strait marine ecosystem."
 
"I am trying to get John Gay to come out of his wombat hole," Senator Brown said.
 
Senator Brown will hold a press conference in Canberra later this morning. 
 
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