Accusations Greenpeace Australia’s Anti-Coal Efforts Funded Via CIA

In what is one of the most unusual coal related stories to emerge recently is a report Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer has accused Greenpeace Australia of sourcing funding from a US environmental charity supported by the USA’s CIA.
 
In an ABC story that will have conspiracy theorists from around the world taking note, Mr. Palmer said Greenpeace Australia would be sourcing funds for legal action to prevent coal mining expansion in Queensland through the Rockefeller Foundation.
  
“You only have to go back and read the Church Report in the 1970s and to read the reports to the US Congress which sets up the Rockefeller Foundation as a conduit of CIA funding,” he said.
  
GreenPeace was quick to take to Twitter, simply posting the hashtags #OMG #WTF #ROFL #CLIVEPALMER #AUSPOL
  
The Australian Greens were also lumped in with Greenpeace as being “a tool of the US government and Rockefeller”.
  
Last week, Australian Greens Deputy Leader Senator Christine Milne rebuked Mr. Palmer for his reported threat to seek a High Court injunction to stop the federal government’s mining profits tax.
  
“King Canute was wise enough to know that he couldn’t hold back the tide. Is Clive Palmer wise enough to realise that the tide is turning against coal?
  
Mr. Palmer has since said he won’t be joining any High Court action to stop the tax.
  
Among Mr. Palmer’s business interests is Waratah Coal. The company holds exploration permits for coal and minerals within the basins of Laura, Bowen, Galilee, Styx’s, Surat, Moreton, Maryborough, Nymbodia and Northern Territory.
  
Waratah’s China First Coal Project, located in the Galilee Basin near Alpha in Central Queensland, is expected to rip 40 million tonnes of the polluting fuel out of the ground annually for 25 years.
   
According to a Brisbane Times report, Mr Palmer donated more than $600,000 to Queensland’s Liberal National Party last year.