Legal setback for Adani on eve of sign-off

Original article by Charlie Peel, Sarah Elks
The Australian – Page: 8 : 13-Jun-19

The development of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine may be further delayed due to an ‘administrative error’ by the federal government. Adani’s separate proposal to build a 110km water pipeline will have to be reassessed by Environment Minister Sussan Ley and reopened to public comment. This follows the revelation that the Department of the Environment cannot prove that it had considered all of the public submissions it received on the pipeline project. The Queensland Government is slated to make a decision regarding the groundwater management plan for the Carmichael mine on 13 June.

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ADANI MINING PTY LTD, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY, AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION INCORPORATED, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENDERS OFFICE LIMITED, FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA, QUEENSLAND GREENS

Adani to get the all-clear on finch

Original article by Sarah Elks
The Australian – Page: 2 : 31-May-19

Queensland’s Environment Department is expected to announce on 31 May that it has approved Adani’s management plan for the black-throated finch at its proposed Carmichael coal mine. Approval for the plan could mean Adani just needs approval for its groundwater-management plan for construction of the $2 billion mine to commence. Meanwhile, Opposition leader Deb Freck­lington has accused Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad of holding the mining industry to ransom over her proposed ‘voluntary’ $100 million regional infrastructure fund.

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QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE PROTECTION, ADANI MINING PTY LTD, BHP GROUP LIMITED – ASX BHP, ANGLO AMERICAN AUSTRALIA LIMITED, PEABODY COALTRADE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, GLENCORE COAL HOLDINGS LIMITED, QUEENSLAND. TREASURY

Finch trade-off breaks Adani mine stalemate

Original article by Sarah Elks, Michael McKenna, Charlie Peel
The Australian – Page: 1 & 2 : 24-May-19

The Queensland government is set to reveal a timeframe for approving the environmental plans for Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine. Adani Mining CEO Lucas Dow has welcomed the government’s commitment to set a timetable for approving the plans, after meeting with the state’s Co-ordinator-General and Department of Mining officials on 23 May. The department is expected to approve Adani’s management plan for the black-throated finch within weeks, having rejected it earlier in May.

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Finch flies again to stall Adani

Original article by Charlie Peel, Michael McKenna
The Australian – Page: 1& 2 : 3-May-19

Queensland’s Department of Environment has told Adani that its environment management plan for the endangered black-throated finch is unacceptable in its current form. The finch inhabits the region around Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. Adani is also waiting on approval from the Department for its groundwater management plan, which the federal government has already signed off on.

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QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE PROTECTION, ADANI MINING PTY LTD, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Tick for Adani but state stalling

Original article by Jared Owens
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 10-Apr-19

Federal Environment Minister Melissa Price has approved the groundwater management plan for Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine. However, the groundwater plan must still be approved by the Queensland government, and state Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch says there are still several "uncertainties" regarding the plan. She has also expressed concern that lobbying by National Party MPs to approve the plan may have constituted political interference, a claim that has been rejected by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY, ADANI MINING PTY LTD, QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE PROTECTION, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY, QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENDERS OFFICE LIMITED, CSIRO, GEOSCIENCE AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY

Coalition’s Adani split widens

Original article by Phillip Coorey, Mark Ludlow
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 4 : 9-Apr-19

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has rejected suggestions that the federal government is holding back on granting final approvals for Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine for political reasons. Some Liberal-National MPs believe that the government is stalling on the issue until after the election to shore up support for the Coalition in inner-city seats where there is strong opposition to the mine. One MP notes that the mine is vital to the Coalition’s prospects of retaining marginal seats in Queensland.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, LIBERAL-NATIONAL PARTY OF QUEENSLAND, ADANI MINING PTY LTD, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE TREASURY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY, ONE NATION PARTY

Nod for Adani is unlikely before poll

Original article by Mark Ludlow
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 8 : 8-Apr-19

Adani Mining had hoped that final approvals for its $2 billion Carmichael coal mine would have been finalised prior to Christmas 2018. However, it appears unlikely that approvals will be forthcoming before the federal election. Federal Environment Minister Melissa Price is yet to sign off on a groundwater management plan for the mine, while the Queensland Government is yet to approve a plan for the black-throated finch. The state government must also co-sign the groundwater management plan.

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ADANI MINING PTY LTD, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE TREASURY, QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE PROTECTION, AUSTRALIAN GREENS

Bird derails Adani’s mine

Original article by Jared Owens
The Australian – Page: 1 & 2 : 15-Feb-19

Professor Brendan Wintle has claimed in a draft report that Adani’s measures for protecting the endangered black-throated finch at its proposed Carmichael coal mine in Queensland are inadequate. Wintle’s review of Adani’s measures to protect the finch was commissioned only recently by the State Government, and it was announced not long after Adani advised that it had finally secured funding for the project. Adani’s management plan for the finch was developed in close consultation with the Queensland Department of the Environment, and it has been endorsed by federal environment officials.

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ADANI MINING PTY LTD, QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE PROTECTION, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, MINERALS COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA

Greens’ Basin bill bad for climate

Original article by Richard Ferguson
The Australian – Page: 2 : 4-Jan-19

The Mineral Council of Australia has warned that a proposed ban on thermal coal production in Queensland’s Galilee Basin would force Asian countries to buy lower-quality coal from developing countries. The MCA argues that this could in turn result in higher global carbon emissions. In addition, it has questioned the constitutional validity of such a ban. The Australian Greens’ bill to ban thermal coal production in the Galilee Basin is also opposed by the Queensland division of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining & Energy Union.

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MINERALS COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, CONSTRUCTION, FORESTRY, MARITIME, MINING AND ENERGY UNION OF AUSTRALIA, QUEENSLAND RESOURCES COUNCIL LIMITED, ADANI MINING PTY LTD

Adani denies environmental breaches

Original article by Mark Ludlow
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 5 : 1-Mar-18

Adani has defended its environmental record with regard to the proposed Carmichael coal mine, arguing that the project has undergone a stringent approvals process at state and federal level. However. Adani is involved in several court cases regarding the Carmichael mine. Amongst other things, Adani is challenging a $A12,000 fine over the release of excess water at Abbot Point during Cyclone Debbie in 2017.

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ADANI MINING PTY LTD, NORTHERN AUSTRALIA INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITY, QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE PROTECTION, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, TOWNSVILLE CITY COUNCIL