Mega India-backed coal project awarded Australia mining leases

Agence France-Presse: A controversial India-backed giant coal project near Australia's Great Barrier Reef was Sunday awarded mining leases, but developer Adani said it would not commit to a final investment decision until legal challenges against it were resolved. The Queensland state government said the Aus$21.7 billion (US$16.7 billion) project to build one of the world's biggest mines was awarded three leases. "This is a major step forward for this project after extensive government and community scrutiny," Queensland......

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