..........."THE Wilderness Society has clarified its position on the Gunns pulp mill, telling a public forum in Hobart it is implacably opposed to the mill proposed for the Tamar Valley. Wilderness Society spokesman Vica Bayley told the Hobart Town Hall meeting last night that his organisation would never approve the contentious pulp mill, regardless of any future changes to its design or operations. He said the "corrupted" approval process for the mill made it forever unacceptable.
The strong statement followed a week of internal disputes within the local environment movement over the role of environmentalists involved in the Kelty round-table forest peace deal with the industry. Anti-pulp mill campaigners and Tamar Valley residents last week feared the Wilderness Society, Environment Tasmania and the Australian Conservation Foundation were prepared to approve a more environmentally friendly Gunns mill as part of a deal to protect 550,000ha of high-conservation-value public forests".............Read More Here