Global mining giant Xstrata faced the Land Court of Queensland over the greenhouse impacts of its proposed Wandoan mega coal mine.
Friends of the Earth lodged the objection with the Land Court due to the colossal carbon emissions from the mine. Its members say that the mega mine will have disastrous impacts and should simply not go ahead.
“Each year that the Wandoan mine operates it will result in more greenhouse pollution than 150 countries,” spokesman John Mackenzie said. “The impacts that this will cause on our climate and the Great Barrier Reef are unacceptable and will be around long after the mine is closed.”