Video report: Concerns coal mine expansion to pollute Sydney drinking water

Andrew Thomas has filed an international report for Al Jazeera on concerns that the expansion of Springvale coal mine could pollute the rivers which supply water to Sydney. 

Watch the report below.

12 April 2018

The expansion follows the special legislation introduced by the NSW Government in October 2017 overruling the Court of Appeal’s decision that the Springvale coal mine was unlawfully approved, in our case on behalf of 4nature.

Water quality expert Dr Ian Wright of Western Sydney University and EDO NSW CEO David Morris both appear in the video. 

'Ultimately politicians see cheap energy and local jobs as more important than meeting a particular environmental standard'.