Greens happy at BHP failure

The South Australian Greens say they are glad BHP Billiton has failed to deliver its $US20 billion expansion at the Olympic Dam mine.

In a statement yesterday Greens member Mark Parnell said the expansion of Olympic Dam would have turned SA into "China's quarry".

"This is an opportunity for the State Government to confirm South Australia’s leadership in the renewable energy field, rather than becoming China’s quarry," he said.

Parnell also called on the SA Government to "repeal the current legal privileges" for BHP in case it decided to come back with an alternative proposal in the future.

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