Resources Minister Keith Pitt declares war on greenies, pushes coal, gas and ...

Minister wages war on whingeing greenies and explains why Australia MUST export more coal, gas and uranium to lift living standards and provide essential services New Resources Minister Keith Pitt has declared war on environmental zealots He wants Australia to export more fossil fuels like coal, natural gas and uranium Minerals extracted from the ground are Australia's biggest export by value 

By Stephen Johnson For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 00:39 GMT, 12 February 2020 | Updated: 00:47 GMT, 12 February 2020

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Australia's new Resources Minister has declared war on environmental activists determined to stop the export of fossil fuels.

A week after being elevated to cabinet, Keith Pitt is driving a push for Australia to sell more coal, natural gas and uranium to our major trading partners. 

Minerals extracted from the ground are by far Australia's biggest single export by value and the new Nationals minister has vowed to boost gas production to help local manufacturers.

In his first major interview since taking the job, he has  Mr Pitt vowed ramp up energy exports and pressure state governments to be more receptive to coal seam gas mining. 

'If we don't explore and develop new gas supplies, we are consigning a lot of our manufacturing sector to outsourcing overseas and making families and businesses pay more for energy supplies,' he told Nine newspapers.

Environmental activists and the Greens are determined to stop this in a bid to tackle climate change and have been staging militant demonstrations in Australia's major cities.

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Australia's new Resources Minister has declared war on environmental activists determined to stop the export of fossil fuels. Pictured is an Extinction Rebellion protester in Brisbane

Australia's new Resources Minister has declared war on environmental activists determined to stop the export of fossil fuels. Pictured is an Extinction Rebellion protester in Brisbane 

A week after being elevated to cabinet, Keith Pitt is driving a push for Australia to sell more coal, natural gas and uranium to our major trading partners

A week after being elevated to cabinet, Keith Pitt is driving a push for Australia to sell more coal, natural gas and uranium to our major trading

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