Australia approves vast coal mine near Great Barrier Reef
Friday, 14 June 2019 Sydney (AFP) June 13, 2019
Australia approved Thursday the construction of a controversial coal mine near the Great Barrier Reef, paving the way for a dramatic and unfashionable increase in coal exports. Queensland's government said it had accepted a groundwater management plan for the Indian-owned Adani Carmichael mine - the last major legal hurdle before construction can begin. The project, fiercely debated for
India's Adani Enterprises on Thursday (June 13) received the go-ahead to start construction of a controversial coal mine in outback Australia, after a state government approved a final permit on ground water management. David Pollard reports.