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New Acland coal mine expansion enviro application refused

Creamer Media Senior Researcher and Deputy Editor Online
Queensland miner New Hope’s plans to expand its New Acland mine, north-west of Toowoomba, have been dealt a blow, as the Department of Environment and Science (DES) on Wednesday refused its application for an amended environmental authority (EA). The DES did not provide much information about its decision, as it may be subject to legal action, but said that its refusal was in line with the recommendation of the Land Court, which was handed down in May last year.

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