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The Federal Government’s approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland, which would have been one of the largest coal mines in the world and responsible for substantial greenhouse gas emissions, has been set aside by the Federal Court of Australia.
5 August 2015Read more
The Lismore Council and NSW Department of Planning decision to remove environment protection zones from the environmental plan that will allow the development of the North Lismore Plateau has today been ruled invalid by a court after legal action by Aboriginal elder, Michael Ryan.
05 June 2015Read more
A local community group has launched a legal challenge in the NSW Land and Environment Court to the approval of mining company, Shenhua’s open cut coal mine on the Liverpool Plains in north-western NSW, which is one of Australia’s most productive farming areas.
4 May 2015Read more
Community groups wanting to protect the environment may be unable to access legal advice after the Federal Government refused to restore funding to Environmental Defender’s Offices around Australia.
27 March 2015Read more
The NSW Planning and Assessment Commission (PAC) today said Rio Tinto’s proposed Warkworth open cut coal mine expansion in the Hunter Valley could be approved despite the project being twice rejected by the courts.
5 March 2015Read more
A Hunter Valley community group’s legal challenge to save the forest habitat of a bird species on the brink of extinction, goes back to the Land and Environment court today for a four-day hearing.
3 February 2015Read more
Rio Tinto’s air pollution study of its proposed Warkworth coal mine expansion near the Hunter Valley village of Bulga has serious errors which put in doubt whether the project will comply with NSW air quality standards, according to an expert scientific assessment.
18 December 2014Read more
The Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) today supported the approval of the proposal to build a fourth coal terminal on Kooragang Island (T4 Project) near Newcastle despite health concerns by local residents.
16 December 2014Read more
The Productivity Commission recommended the Federal Government reverse last year’s decision to remove all funding to the Environmental Defenders Offices (EDOs), a national network of community legal centres specialising in public interest environmental law.
3 December 2014Read more
Local communities defending themselves against environmentally damaging development will benefit from a $500,000 donation made to the environmental legal centre, EDO NSW, executive director Jeff Smith said today.
6 Nov 2014Read more