Adani’s proposed Carmichael mine in the Galilee Basin was recommended for approval by the Queensland Co-ordinator General in September 2014. The Environmental Defenders Office (QLD) have lodged an objection to the granting of a Mining Lease and Environmental Authority for the mine, on behalf of their client Land Services of Coast and Country, who are objecting to the mine on the grounds of climate change, groundwater impacts and protection of the threatened Black-throated Finch.

The proposed Adani Carmichael underground and open-cut mine, railway and port project includes building Australia’s largest thermal coal mine in the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland. It will be linked by a purpose built 388km rail line to a new terminal at Abbot Point Port adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef near Bowen. It will export to India 60 million tonnes of coal each year over its estimated life of 60 to 90 years.

For further information a detailed case overview is available at Environmental Law Australia and the website of Environmental Defenders Office, Queensland.

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