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AUSTRALIAN COURT REJECTS COAL MINE IN LANDMARK CLIMATE RULING

02/11/2019

On February 8, the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales dismissed an appeal by pipeline developers of the Rocky Hill open-cut coal mine against an earlier planning rejection. The court found that construction and operation of the mine would result in greenhouse gas emissions that would contribute to climate change, and thus rejected its construction. This case marks the first time an Australian court has heard expert evidence on the need to stay within a global carbon budget in the context of a proposed coal mine. For the full story, see https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/we-won-landmark-climat....