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Land and Environment Court reserves its judgement in the Rocky Hill coal mine case
Author: Matthew Kelly, The Herald (Australia), Published on: 6 September 2018
The Land and Environment Court has reserved its judgment in the Rocky Hill coal mine appeal...The two-week landmark hearing, the first its kind since the Paris Agreement, heard expert testimony about climate change, the carbon budget and the impacts of burning fossil fuels...Gloucester Resources, the company behind the project, and Yancoal Australia, the company behind an associated modification to the Stratford Coal extension project, are challenging the development application refusal by the Department of Planning and Environment’s independent Planning Assessment Commission late last year.
Gloucester Resources argued that climate change was “really a complaint about global geopolitical relations” and merits appeal in the Land and Environment Court over the mine’s refusal was “a most singularly inappropriate vehicle” for doing so...
Related companies: Gloucester Resources