The rocky ramifications of Paris

February 15, 2019

The unprecedented decision by a NSW court to reject a coal mine on the basis it would hasten climate change is not only "unhelpful" for industry and could even compromise developments like Sydney's second airport.

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The Australian Financial Review reports, the NSW Land and Environment Court has rejected an application by Gloucester Resources to build a three-pit coking coal mine in Rocky Hill, in central NSW.

Judge Brian Preston knocked back the development on planning grounds, and on a separate count that it "will be a material source of greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to climate change".

Judge Preston was a former solicitor for the Environmental Defenders' Office, which argued in favour of the rejection.

Conservative Party leader Cory Bernardi has told Peta Credlin on Sky News the decision would have ramifications far beyond the coal industry if the same reasoning were applied to other projects and we need to get out of Paris and then look at all our other international treaties.

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