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Adani: Australian Conservation Foundation loses appeal against $16b Carmichael coal mine 

The Age, By Ellie Sibson, 26 Aug 17, Environmentalists have lost another appeal against Adani’s $16 billion Carmichael coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin.

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) lodged the appeal last year after an earlier court ruling endorsed the mine’s environmental approval.

The full bench of the Federal Court in Brisbane today dismissed the foundation’s arguments that the Federal Environment Minister had failed in his duty to consider the mine’s impact on the Great Barrier Reef.

ACF spokesman Paul Sinclair said they would continue their fight to stop the mine.

“Today’s decision is just another step in the most significant environmental campaign of our generation,” he said.

“[It] shows that our national environmental laws are broken and are not protecting the places we love, like the Great Barrier Reef.

“We depend on the passion, commitment and determination of the Australian people to stop the Adani mine.”

In June, Adani’s board gave final investment approval for the proposed coal mine, which would be the largest in Australia.

In a statement, Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said the Government welcomed the decision…..http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-25/conservation-foundation-lose-appeal-adani-carmichael-coal-mine/8842578

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August 26, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, legal

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