Queensland gives environmental approval to New Acland coalmine expansion

Activists horrified by decision to give green light to stage three of the New Hope Group’s controversial mine

Queensland has granted environmental approval to a controversial plan to expand an open-cut coalmine near Toowoomba and extend its life for another 12 years, in a move anti-coal campaigners say should be met “with horror”.

Stage three of New Hope Group’s New Acland open cut coalmine was given the green light on Tuesday by the state’s department of environment and science.

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(SOURCE) https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jun/28/queensland-gives-environmental-approval-to-new-acland-coalmine-expansion

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