Clive Palmer’s $6bn China First coalmine faces last two hurdles

Guardian: The future of Clive Palmer's $6bn China First coalmine now rests on two separate environmental decisions by the federal minister Greg Hunt, as the mining magnate prepares to wield his powerful four-senator balance of power voting bloc from next July. On Friday, the Department of Environment posted a determination on its website that the mine would have to comply with new laws requiring a cumulative assessment of the impact it -- and other coal mega-mines in the Galilee Basin -- would have on water......

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