Australian court bars new coal mine project in landmark win for green lobby

FILE PHOTO: A reclaimer places coal in stockpiles at the coal port in Newcastle, Australia, June 6, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz/File Photo

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Developers have lost a court appeal to build a coal mine in Australia’s Hunter Valley over its potentially “dire” environmental impact in the country’s first legal review of a coal mine project to hear evidence from a climate scientist. In the landmark ruling, Justice Brian Preston on Friday denied the appeal on […]

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