Australia

Ironstone Community Action Group Inc. v. NSW Minister for Planning and Duralie Coal Pty. Ltd. (New South Wales Land and Environment Court, 2011)

Jurisdiction: Australia


Side A: Ironstone Community Action Group Inc (Ngo)


Side B: NSW Minister for Planning (Government)


Core objectives: To challenge the approval of an extension to an existing coal mine.


Summary
Plaintiff challenged the extension of an existing coal mine due to its negative effects on biodiversity, water quality, threatened species, and health. Specifically, the Giant Barred Frog, a threatened species, would be negatively impacted through habitat destruction and the mine's direct contribution to climate change. The Australia state court re-approved the extension, but under the condition that the defendant prepare and implement a Biodiversity Management Plan for the project.
Case documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
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