Original article by Perry Williams
The Australian – Page: 2 : 19-Sep-19
The New South Wales Independent Planning Commission has rejected South Korean firm Kepco’s proposed Bylong thermal coal project. Kepco has so far spent $700 million on the project, which is located in the winemaking Mudgee region. It aims to mine 120 million tonnes of coal for export over 25 years, with the prospect that the NSW government would secure $290 million in mining royalties. In knocking back the Bylong project, the IPC cited concerns over its impact on groundwater and agricultural land, as well as noting that "greenhouse gas aspects of the project remain problematical".
NEW SOUTH WALES. INDEPENDENT PLANNING COMMISSION, KEPCO INCORPORATED
Original article by Kylar Loussikian
The Australian – Page: 3 : 16-Aug-16
The New South Wales Planning Assessment Commission will shortly rule on Anglo American’s proposed Drayton South open-cut coal mine in the Hunter Valley. The commission has already rejected the project three times, and local thoroughbred studs are concerned about the impact of the mine on their operations. Coolmore Stud’s Tom Magnier has urged the State Government to either cancel or buy back the mining licence. Anglo American has been seeking approval for the mine since 2012.
ANGLO AMERICAN PLC, NEW SOUTH WALES. PLANNING ASSESSMENT COMMISSION, COOLMORE AUSTRALIA, DARLEY AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, NEW SOUTH WALES. DEPT OF PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP
Original article by Sarah-Jane Tasker
The Australian – Page: 22 : 29-Oct-14
The 28 October 2014 AGM of Whitehaven Coal was addressed by chair Mark Vaile, who criticised the actions of protesters against its Maules Creek mine as well as against the fossil fuels sector in general. He argued that the company had built good relations with local residents in the Gunnedah Basin, and that the environmentalists were from elsewhere and were financed by overseas organisations. MD Paul Flynn also stressed that the activists were acting illegally and preventing workers from performing their jobs
WHITEHAVEN COAL LIMITED – ASX WHC, GREENPEACE AUSTRALIA PACIFIC LIMITED
Original article by Angela Macdonald-Smith
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 15 & 20 : 10-Sep-14
Rio Tinto is again seeking approval from the New South Wales Government for an expansion of the Mount Thorley Warkworth coal mine in the Hunter Valley. The Land & Environment Court overturned a decision to approve the project, and Rio re-submitted its plans for the mine in June 2014. Rio has warned that the mine will not be economically viable beyond 2015 unless the expansion is approved, and has argued that the mine will inject $A1.5bn into the state’s economy over two decades
RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, NEW SOUTH WALES. LAND AND ENVIRONMENT COURT, ENERGY RESOURCES OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED – ASX ERA