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Australia approves vast coal mine near Great Barrier Reef

Energy Daily Friday, 14 June 2019
Australia approves vast coal mine near Great Barrier ReefSydney (AFP) June 13, 2019

Australia approved Thursday the construction of a controversial coal mine near the Great Barrier Reef, paving the way for a dramatic and unfashionable increase in coal exports. Queensland's government said it had accepted a groundwater management plan for the Indian-owned Adani Carmichael mine - the last major legal hurdle before construction can begin. The project, fiercely debated for
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News video: India's Adani wins green light for long delayed Australian coal mine

India's Adani wins green light for long delayed Australian coal mine 01:40

India's Adani Enterprises on Thursday (June 13) received the go-ahead to start construction of a controversial coal mine in outback Australia, after a state government approved a final permit on ground water management. David Pollard reports.

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