Queensland government approves Carmichael coalmine

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The Queensland government gave Indian mining company Adani environmental approval to build Australia's largest coalmine in the Galilee Basin on February 3.

Tony Fontes of the Environment Council of Central Queensland said: “This project has no money, no social license, is universally hated, and has been rejected by most of the world's largest banks.

"With coal prices at an all-time low, support for protecting the Great Barrier Reef at an all-time high, the Palaszczuk government is treading a dangerous line in supporting this reef-wrecking coal project.”

Ellen Roberts, from GetUp said: “Adani have failed to tell the truth about the economic benefits, they've hidden the environmental damage their project will cause and they have no social licence from the people of Australia.”

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