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High Court challenge lodged over mega coal mine extensions in NSW
Energy & Natural Resources 2024-06-14 11:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An environment advocacy group is seeking special leave from the High Court to appeal a decision that allowed the extension of two Mach Energy and […]

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Suit looming over destruction of Aboriginal cultural site for Defence housing
Policy and Regulation 2024-05-31 11:07 pm By Andy Sidler

A Larrakia Danggalaba man has sought access to documents for a possible lawsuit over the federal government’s decision to greenlight the destruction of an Aboriginal […]

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Environmental laws ‚Äėill-suited‚Äô to dealing with threat of climate change, Full Court says
Environment 2024-05-16 11:52 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An appeals court has dismissed an environmental advocacy group‚Äôs challenge to the extension of two Mach Energy and Whitehaven Coal mega coal mines in NSW, […]

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Net emissions from Mount Pleasant mega coal mine project not the point, appeals court told
Energy & Natural Resources 2024-02-12 11:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek wrongly focused on the net effect of approving an application by MACH Energy and Whitehaven Coal to extend two mega […]

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Climate change appeal attacks ‘drug dealers defence’ to coal mine extensions
Climate change 2023-10-26 10:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An advocacy group has appealed a judgment that found it was “legally open” to federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek to approve the extension of two […]

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Legal challenge to Mount Pleasant coal mine extension fails
Environment 2023-10-11 2:54 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A decision by federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek to greenlight the extension of two mega coal mines in NSW was ‚Äúlegally open‚ÄĚ to her, a […]

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‘Irrational’ coal mine approval flies in the face of climate science, court told
Environment 2023-09-18 10:05 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek‚Äôs decision to greenlight the expansion of two mega coal mines in NSW was contrary to findings by the ‚Äúentire community […]

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Enviro group wins access to docs on $1.3B Toondah Harbour development
Environment 2023-08-24 4:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An environment group that alleges former treasurer Josh Frydenberg rejected advice from the climate change office on a high-rise apartment development on protected wetlands near […]

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Court action launched over Tanya Plibersek’s ‚Äėirrational‚Äô coal mine approvals
Energy & Natural Resources 2023-06-06 12:29 pm By Gareth Baker

Climate justice groups have launched a challenge to federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek‚Äôs decision to expand two proposed mega coal mines in NSW, arguing her […]

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EPA did not have to consider greenhouse gas emissions in coal licence renewal, court finds
Environment 2022-12-21 10:43 pm By Sam Matthews

The Victoria Supreme Court has dismissed a bid to quash the Environment Protection Authority‚Äôs decision to renew the mining licences of the state’s three remaining […]

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