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May 30, 2017 10:40 AM ET

Help EDO Qld fight for a safer climate.

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2017

Help EDO Qld fight for a safer climate.

We’ve known for years the damage we’re causing to our precious environment. Yet here I am, in 2017, asking you to urgently support us to help people like you use the law to fight for a safer climate.

Will you please make a tax-deductible donation to EDO Qld before 30 June? Every dollar you donate to EDO Qld this tax-time will be matched by a generous donor, up to a maximum total of $25,000.

Your support enables your experienced non-profit EDO Qld lawyers to take on the David-and-Goliath legal fights (like the Adani Carmichael Coal court challenges). It’s vital that EDO Qld lawyers are there to expose the truth.

With a State election looming; it’s even more important that we fight to keep and strengthen our environmental laws, upon which our communities depend for a safe climate, clean air, clean water and the protection of nature and the Great Barrier Reef.

Right now, we urgently need your support to:

  • Continue to legally scrutinise Adani and run landmark climate cases;
  • Push for strong renewable energy laws;
  • Advocate for laws to protect wildlife, wild places, precious groundwater, vegetation and the Great Barrier Reef;
  • Hold industry and government legally to account on decisions that affect us all;
  • Provide free legal advice to communities who cannot afford lawyers.

As world renowned coral reef biologist Dr Selina Ward says: “Not only is the science clear, but it’s also clear that legal expertise is imperative. We need legal experts to drive change. We need Environmental Defenders Office Queensland. I urge you to please make a donation today.”

We’ve spent the last 25 years empowering the community to use the law to protect the environment, and we are most certainly not backing down now when we are needed most! Thanks to your support to date, we have an outstanding track record in helping communities bring legitimate and considered environment and planning cases before the courts.

Outside of court we’ve been there for you too (and thousands of other Australians), guiding you through law and policy changes, providing free legal advice and information, offering free community legal education, and giving you a voice at government and industry round tables.

Will you please make a donation to EDO Qld today to help even the scales between well-resourced corporate interests and the community’s underfunded legal voice?

You’ve likely already seen a number of appeals asking for donations. We know it can be hard to tell where your donation will make the most impact. Believe me when I tell you that we make every dollar count! In fact, for every dollar you give to EDO Qld, the community gets at least $8 worth of legal services.

Besides a modest amount of funding from the State Government, our work relies solely on you. Nowhere other than independent EDOs can supply the skills and legal expertise needed by the community.

Are you ready to stand-up with us?

Warm regards,

Jo-Anne Bragg

CEO/Solicitor

Environmental Defenders Office (Qld) Inc

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