Great Barrier Reef

Media reports have linked the US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) to plans to open enormous coal mines in Australia's Galilee Basin, and then dredge within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Site to expand shipping channels to take the coal to Asia. Despite worldwide uproar over the proposals, Ex-Im refuses to deny the links. Should Ex-Im approve financing for the projects, our taxpayer dollars will be supporting the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef.