Evidence of how Indian mining giant Adani’s plans to build Australia’s largest coal mine in the Galilee Basin could damage the Great Barrier Reef are set to be heard in a Queensland court.
Adani’s plans to build a $16.5 billion mine and export at least 50 million tonnes of coal from it per year are being legally challenged by conservation group Coast and Country.
Adani’s lawyer Peter Ambrose defended the company’s safeguards against environmental damage, labeling them appropriate.
He said a range of experts would testify about the project’s economic viability.
The case, before Land Court president Carmel MacDonald, should until until the end of the month.