Snowy 2.0 – Economic Boost Threatens Aquatic Ecology
The Snowy 2.0 project has been in the spotlight this week, the project that links two existing dams together in the Snowy Mountains, is expected to be granted environmental approval soon. But does everyone approve? The project has been praised for its purported promotion of renewable electricity generation and as an economic booster, but it is likely to be a major threat to the region’s aquatic ecology. In particular, the project risks polluting our rivers and wiping out native species of fish.
We were joined by Associate Professor Mark Lintermans from the University of Canberra to explain to us the ecological risks associated with the project.