Federal green light for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine

Federal Environment Minister Melissa Price has granted federal approval to the Adani coal mine following intense pressure from her Queensland colleagues to sign off on the plan before the federal election.

Ms Price has announced  that she had approved groundwater management plans submitted by the Indian mining giant after CSIRO and Geoscience Australia found they met scientific requirements.

The decision means the company has cleared the final federal hurdle for the project and now requires only Queensland government approvals to proceed.

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