Australia is currently the fifth largest producer and the second largest exporter of coal and has the third largest reserves of coal in the world. Photo: AP
Australia is currently the fifth largest producer and the second largest exporter of coal and has the third largest reserves of coal in the world. Photo: AP
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Landmark ruling as Australia court blocks giant coal mine on human rights grounds

  • The Galilee Coal Project would add 1.58 billion tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere over its lifespan – more than triple annual domestic emissions
  • It’s another blow for Australia’s US$81 billion coal export industry, after accusations it falsified data about quality and climate impact of its products

Australia is currently the fifth largest producer and the second largest exporter of coal and has the third largest reserves of coal in the world. Photo: AP
Australia is currently the fifth largest producer and the second largest exporter of coal and has the third largest reserves of coal in the world. Photo: AP
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