Final approval of the Shenhua Watermark coal mine will not be given if water management conditions are not met according to the Environment Minister, Greg Hunt.
During an interview with broadcaster Alan Jones, Hunt was accused of not considering all matters before giving approval.
Hunt stated: "I will make it a public commitment – when we get this water management plan back, I will refer it to the (expert) committee and if they aren't satisfied, I won't even approve that … That's above and beyond ... anything that's happened in environmental history."
The federal government therefore may still knock back the final approval for the Watermark coal mine.
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