Queensland Land and Environment Court rejects Galilee Coal Project

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Clive Palmer’s Galilee Coal Project – to build Australia’s largest thermal coal mine and produce almost four times that of the Adani mine – has been rejected by the Queensland Land Court.

Youth Verdict, a coalition of young Queenslanders, and environmental conservation group The BimbleBox Alliance, have challenged the Waratah Coal project in court over the Galilee Basin proposal west of Emerald.

The groups have argued that the burning of coal from the mine will impact the cultural rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by further contributing to adverse climate change.

President Fleur Kingham recommended that both requests be denied on Friday.

This historic decision is a victory for climate and human rights challengers.

More soon.

Murrawah Johnson, Serena Thompson and Monique Jeffs of Youth Verdict were part of a group that challenged Clive Palmer's Waratah Coal project in Queensland Land Court.  Felicity Ripper
Camera iconMurrawah Johnson, Serena Thompson and Monique Jeffs of Youth Verdict were part of a group that challenged Clive Palmer’s Waratah Coal project in Queensland Land Court. Felicity Ripper Credit: Provided

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