A judge today upheld the state government’s original decision, while citing the mine’s effect on climate change.
“I’m just so pleased to think that they’ve made this decision, they’ve thought of the community, and they’ve also thought of climate change,” said farmer Karen O’Brien.
Today’s landmark ruling knocked back that appeal.
GRL Chief Operating Officer Brian Clifford said he’s “disappointed that the New South Wales Land and Environment Court had refused the mining application in circumstances where the application had met all non-discretionary criteria.”
However to completely rule out the possibility of mining in the area, the State Government has to step in and buy back the mining license.