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Law change could prevent challenge to Abbot Point, Galilee Basin coal mine & Curtis Island LNG facility

24 January, 2014

A change to environmental laws currently before the Senate could potentially prevent legal challenges to the Federal Government’s decisions in December 2013 to approve the Abbot Point coal terminal expansion, the $20 billion Arrow Liquefied Natural Gas Facility on Curtis Island and the transmission pipeline to the island, as well as Clive Palmer’s Waratah Coal mine in the Galilee Basin.

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The community’s Mining and Coal Seam Gas Handbook

26 August, 2013

To help everyone understand the relevant laws, EDO QLD created  handbook Mining and Coal Seam Gas Law in Queensland in X.  Geoff Penton, CEO, Queensland Murray-Darling Committee, says in the handbook’s forward, “Many people cannot afford private legal advice. This guide fills a much needed gap by providing reliable legal material on Queensland mining projects and how they affect existing communities, industries and the natural environment.”

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