Environmental approval for Adani’s Carmichael mine

Adani’s Carmichael mine project has cleared a significant hurdle today, with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection announcing final environmental authority.

The State Government is set to give the mine environmental approval to the $16.5 billion galilee basin project, with up to 140 conditions, including nine conditions relating to the black throated finch as required by the Land Court.

“The EA application was vigorously assessed by EHP and acted on recommendations made by the Land Court,” the department said.

“EHP is confident the strict conditions placed on the EA, including extra requirements based on the Land Court’s recommendations, will ensure this mine will not pose an unacceptable risk to the environment and any potential impacts will be closely monitored.”

With this significant step forward in the mine, rail and port project, thousands of much-needed jobs are set to be created in Queensland.

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