Environmental group takes Adani’s Carmichael mine to court

An environmental group will have its case against Adani’s massive Carmichael mine heard in the Queensland Land Court today.

Coast and Country Association of Queensland, represented by EDO Qld, object to the approval of the mine on the grounds that it will ‘damage the environment and contribute to climate change’.

The group’s primary concerns will focus on impacts to endangered species, water systems, economic grounds and the mine’s impact to climate change.

The first directions hearing will take place this afternoon at 3pm.

Adani’s $16.5 billion Carmichael mine, located in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, will produce around 60 million tonnes of thermal coal a year.

The Queensland state government has said the new project has the potential to create 6400 new jobs, estimated at 2500 construction jobs and 3900 operational jobs.

Last week the Federal government approved a new 310km railway that will link the operation to the port.

Coast and Country have launched similar judicial hearings against other proposed mines in the Galilee.

GV Hancock’s proposed Alpha and Kevin’s Corner mines face similar court action, with hearings ongoing.

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