It seems that the devastating floods in Queensland could have been prevented, or at least could have been less severe if a dam had been built as suggested over thirty years ago, after the last major flood.
However, plans were rejected by 'those who know better' after succesful lobbying by the usual eco fascists and tree huggers.
Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett on Wednesday said he made the interim decision to reject the controversial $1.8 billion plan to dam the Mary River because evidence showed it could kill off endangered species.
“The project would have serious and irreversible effects on national listed species such as the Australian lungfish, the Mary River turtle and the Mary River cod – both of those endangered."
As is now Brisbane....
On a brighter note, it's good to see the backlash against the doom mongers and global warming nut jobs gathering apace.