‘We won’: Landmark climate ruling as NSW court rejects coal mine

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Environmental groups are cheering a decision in NSW’s Land and Environment Court that found the emissions of greenhouse gases and resulting climate change from a proposed coal mine were among the reasons to reject the project.

  • Peter Hannam
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

Brian Preston, chief judge of the court, handed down his judgment in a case between Gloucester Resources Ltd and the NSW Planning Minister in Sydney on Friday.

He concluded the mine project was “in the wrong place at the wrong time”.

He dismissed an appeal by developers of the controversial Rocky Hill open-cut coal mine near the…

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