International Business Times reported that World Wildlife Foundation Australia insisted over the weekend that Queensland does not need new coal ports in and near the Great Barrier Reef.
WWF based its assessment on the state government's Great Barrier Reef Ports Strategy Economic Analysis said that coal ports in the area are operating at only 52% of their planned capacity.
Mr Nick Heath spokesman of WWF in a statement said that "Existing infrastructure can meet this demand. We just need to use it more efficiently. Why waste billions of dollars building new ports when we don't use the one we have already? Why risk damaging an international icon like the Great Barrier Reef."
Source - International Business Times