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Category - Water & Environment

Whitehaven Coal workers

Coal mine charged with taking water without a licence

An emerging mining company unlawfully extracted water for years at its coal operation in northern New South Wales, authorities said. Whitehaven Coal is accused of taking water without an access...

Victorian Earth Resources

Government lifts ban on new gas projects

Onshore conventional gas developments are making a comeback after Victoria decided to stop prohibiting activity across the Garden State. The State Legislative Council recently approved the Petroleum...

Glencore

New $1.5B coal mine announced for Central Qld

A multinational mining company is proposing a $1.5 billion coal project in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin. Glencore is planning to build the new Valeria Coal Mine, 265km west of Rockhampton...

Narrabri landfill fire

Automated mine owner fined for dumping flammable waste

A fully autonomous coal operation was caught dumping hazardous waste that allegedly burst into flames multiple times in northeast New South Wales. Whitehaven Coal subsidiary Narrabri Coal Operations...

Arrow Energy

Fracking has no major impact on environment says study

A well stimulation technique has a negligible effect on Queensland’s natural environment, the national science agency has found. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation...