Environmental group lodges appeal against Adani approval

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) have launched another appeal against the Carmichael coal mine.

If follows the Federal Court’s recent decision to reject their case against Adani.

The Foundation argued the mine’s approval process did not accurately consider the impacts of climate change, a report by The Daily Mercury states.

Peter McCallum, Mackay Conservation Group coordinator, said they also supported the ongoing fight against mine.

“The Carmichael mine should never proceed, it will increase the rate [of] climate change, warm the oceans and destroy the reef,” McCallum said.

He added that the carbon dioxide would remain in the atmosphere and ocean, leading to global warming and further environmental issues.

The Federal Court dismissed the ACF’s case in August, with Adani saying any attempts by activists to delay the project “have been about stopping investment and jobs as part of a wider activist campaign against mining”.

If all the regulatory issues are resolved, development of the mine will commence next year.

Last week, the NSW Land and Environment Court dismissed a case by environmental group 4nature against the approval of the Springvale underground mine near Lithgow.

The environmentalists claimed the mine would contaminate Sydney’s drinking water supply, however the court ruled the state’s Planning and Assessment Commission (PAC) had correctly conducted a test that showed the mine had a ‘neutral or beneficial’ impact on water quality.