The Land Court of Queensland has rejected Coast and Country’s bid to stop the Carmichael mine, taking Adani nearer to final approval for the project.
Land Court President, Carmel MacDonald, recommended the state Environment Minister grant mining leases with stricter environmental rules, including the monitoring of water bodies, the increased protection for the black-throated finch, as well as data to be collected detailing breeding areas.
Though Adani has embraced the announcement, the company also commented on the delays to the project, stating: "The company welcomes the decision as yet another repudiation of politically motivated, activist-driven legal challenges which only serve to deny the benefits of jobs and investment to Queensland and to Australia […] Adani has said for many months that what is required for projects such as these to proceed is certainty."
Edited from various sources by Angharad Lock
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