Coal mine case sets climate risk precedent

The Federal Court has dismissed a challenge to two coal mine developments, establishing a precedent that the federal government can disregard the climate risks posed by such fossil fuel projects when deciding whether to approve them.

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Read more: Federal CourtEnvironment Council of Central Queensland IncChristine CarlisleJustice Shaun McElwaineElizabeth McKinnonEnvironmental Justice AustraliaMACH EnergyNarrabri Coal OperationsWhitehaven Coal