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Ironstone Community Action Group Inc v. NSW Minister for Planning and Duralie Coal Pty Ltd

Ironstone Community Action Group Inc v. NSW Minister for Planning and Duralie Coal Pty Ltd (2011) NSWLEC 195 (10 November 2011)

 

This was an appeal brought by a third party objector (ICAG) against the Minister of Planning’s decision to approve the extension of an existing coal mine. The objections raised in this appeal focused on the impacts of the coal mine extension on biodiversity (especially the threatened Giant Barred Frog), water quality impacts, health impacts from particulate matter, noise pollution, and dust emissions.

 

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Australian Conservation Foundation v. Minister for Planning [2004] VCAT 2029

Environmental groups challenged an amendment to the provisions of a local planning scheme that was necessary for the expansion of the Hazelwood coal mine in southeastern Australia. The petitioners claimed that the environment effects statement (EES) should have included analysis of the impacts of carbon emissions when the coal is later burned.

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Warkworth Mining Ltd. v. Bulga Milbrodale Progress Ass’n Inc.

Warkworth Mining Ltd. v. Bulga Milbrodale Progress Ass’n Inc. [2014] NSWCA 105
New South Wales Court of Appeal

Una empresa minera solicitó expandir una mina actual de carbón a cielo abierto, la Mina Warkworth, ubicada en el valle Hunter del estado de Nueva Gales del Sur.  La empresa buscaba explotar áreas que habían sido previamente estimadas ser no económicas, debido a los precios más bajos del carbón.  Dichas áreas, habían sido previamente designadas como áreas de “no perturbación” bajo consentimientos previos.

Spanish

Hancock Coal Pty Ltd. v. Kelly and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (No. 4)

Hancock Coal Pty Ltd. v. Kelly and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (No. 4) [2014] QLC 12
Land Court of Queensland

Esta decisión se refería al Proyecto de Carbón Alfa, un proyecto de minería de carbón a gran escala propuesta por Hancock Carbón en la Cuenca Galilee. El uso predominante de la tierra en esta zona es pastoral, especialmente el pastoreo de ganado.

Spanish

Humane Society International Inc. v. Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd.

Humane Society International Inc. v. Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd. [2015] FCA 1275 (18 de noviembre de 2015)
Tribunal Federal de Australia

En procedimientos previos, el Tribunal Federal de Australia emitió órdenes judiciales bloqueando una empresa ballenera japonesa (Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd.) de matar, perjudicar, tomar o interferir con cualquier ballena minke, ballena de aleta o ballena jorobada antártica en el Refugio Australiano de Ballenas, sin contar con autorización específica bajo la Ley de Protección Ambiental y Conservación de la Biodiversidad.  Párrafo 5.

Spanish

Humane Society International Inc. v. Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd.

Humane Society International Inc. v. Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd. [2015] FCA 1275 (November 18, 2015)
Federal Court of Australia

In earlier proceedings, the Federal Court of Australia issued injunctions blocking a Japanese whaling company (Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd.) from killing, injuring, taking, or interfering with any Antarctic minke whale, fin whale, or humpback whale in the Australian Whale Sanctuary unless specifically authorized under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.  Para. 5. 

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Warkworth Mining Ltd. v. Bulga Milbrodale Progress Ass’n Inc.

Warkworth Mining Ltd. v. Bulga Milbrodale Progress Ass’n Inc. [2014] NSWCA 105
New South Wales Court of Appeal

A mining company applied to expand an existing open-cut coal mine, the Warkworth Mine, located in the Hunter Valley of the state of New South Wales.  The company sought to mine areas that had previously been deemed uneconomical due to lower coal prices.  These areas had been designated previously as “non-disturbance” areas under prior authorizations. 

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Hancock Coal Pty Ltd. v. Kelly and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (No. 4)

Hancock Coal Pty Ltd. v. Kelly and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (No. 4) [2014] QLC 12
Land Court of Queensland

This decision concerned the Alpha Coal Project, a large-scale coal mining project proposed by Hancock Coal in the Galilee Basin. The predominant use of land in this area is pastoral, specifically livestock grazing.

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