Australia’s Queensland state said on Friday that the process to obtain final approvals for Adani Enterprise’s controversial Carmichael coal mine must be wrapped up by mid-June.
Adani has been working for a decade to obtain approvals to develop the project in the remote Galilee Basin, but the process has been slow as the mine has become a touchstone for concerns about climate change.
“These deadlines are set by the independent coordinator general and they are the timeframes,” Queensland Premier Anna Palasczcuk told reporters in regard to two outstanding permits.
Approvals to preserve the habitat of the black-throated finch are due by May 31 and a management plan for ground water by June 13, pending advice by Australia’s science body the CSIRO, she said. Read More
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