BHP could quit Minerals council after clashes over climate policy

Published By: Climate change | The Guardian Link: http://

Lobby group calls on miners to stick together, saying a united voice is more effective to deal with government

Big miner BHP is again reviewing its membership of the Minerals Council of Australia lobby group following disagreements over environmental policy.

Last month, BHP chief executive Andrew Mackenzie described global heating as indisputable and called for drastic action in response, including but not limited to carbon pricing.

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BHP cannot keep walking both sides of the street

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