NSW planning body gives green light to Hunter Valley coalmine expansion

NSW planning body gives green light to Hunter Valley coalmine expansion

The Guardian

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Ahead of a looming by-election, residents express outrage about the decision, saying ‘it’s not an expansion, it’s a whole new pit’

A coalmine in the Upper Hunter Valley has been given approval to expand by the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission.

Mangoola Coal Operations, a subsidiary of Glencore Coal, applied to extract an additional 52m tonnes of coal over eight years at the Mangoola mine near Muswellbrook.

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