The Northern Inland Council for the Environment have been unsuccessful in challenging the approval for Whitehaven’s Maules Creek coal project. 

A recent change to national environmental laws worked in Whitehaven’s favour, The Northern Daily Leader reported:

The change – supported by both the Coalition and Labor – removes the need for ministers to consider expert conservation advice pertaining to endangered species when approving major projects, including mines.

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