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Report: Adani Federal approval fail

30 September, 2016

 An Australian Conservation Foundation report, produced with the assistance of EDOs of Australia, examines the approval of Adani's Carmichael coal mine and its' '36 strict conditions'.

The report asks whether the 36 conditions connected with the mine’s approval will achieve the objective of ensuring that the mine won’t have unacceptable environmental impacts.

The scale of the development, the range of impacts triggered, the public controversy, and the heavy reliance on conditions in the re-approval make the Carmichael case the perfect stress test for our nation’s most important environmental law.

The report assesses the approval across three key environmental areas: protecting biodiversity; protecting world heritage areas; and ensuring transparency and accountability. It finds the conditions inadequate in a number of ways, and makes 17 recommendations for how mine approvals can be improved.

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