Australia

Bulga Milbrodale Progress Association Inc. v. Minister for Planning & Infrastructure and Warkworth Mining Ltd. (New South Wales Land and Environment Court, 2013)

Jurisdiction: Australia


Side A: Bulga Milbrodale Progress Association Inc (Corporation)


Side B: Warkworth Mining Limited (Corporation)


Side B: Minister for Planning and Infrastructure (Government)


Core objectives: To challenge the approval of the extension and continued operation of coal mine due to impacts on biodiversity.


Summary
Plaintiffs appealed the approval of a mining project that would expand a coal mine into areas previously designated as "non-disturbance areas" and extend the mining permit for ten years. The court overturned the approval due to significant adverse impacts including reduced biodiversity. In assessing biodiversity concerns, the court considered vulnerability to climate change.
Case documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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