As they say in the classics, this is big. Court rules out Hunter Valley coalmine on climate change grounds
David Morris CEO said Australia was increasingly approaching a moment when approval of a fossil fuel project could be considered “unreasonable”. “And unreasonableness is a ground of legal challenge,” he said.
BREAKING: Huge!! Court rules out new Oz coal mine on climate change grounds: “emissions of coal mine and its coal product will increase global total concentrations of [greenhouse gases] when what is now urgently needed...is a rapid & deep decrease” #Greens
This is big news. For the first time an Australian court has ruled against a coal mine on the grounds it would contribute to climate change. Well done to the EDO & Groundswell Gloucester 👏
this is big — NSW court cites #climate impacts in its decision to reject a coal mine. seems like there is intelligent life on earth after all. #auspol
#BREAKING: The Rocky Hill coalmine in the Hunter Valley will not be built after landmark court ruling rejects it on climate change and social impact grounds
This is huge. The controversial Rocky Hill coal mine in the Hunter Valley will not go ahead after a landmark ruling that cited the impact the mine would have on #climatechange. 👏✊
This is good to see! Court rules out Hunter Valley coalmine on climate change grounds
Landmark climate litigation in #auslaw - Gloucester Resources Limited v Minister for Planning [2019] NSWLEC 7 (Preston CJ) c @350Australia
ICYM Australian court rules out new coalmine on climate change grounds
Wow! Court rules out Hunter Valley coalmine on climate change grounds. ⁦⁩ ⁦
Court rules out Hunter Valley coalmine on climate change grounds #ClimateChange
At least the judicial branch of the Australian government senses the urgency of #climatechange. Hopefully this sets a precedent? ‘Court rules out Hunter Valley coalmine on #climate grounds’ #auspol
A landmark Australian court decision today upheld a government decision refusing approval for a coal mine. The Court directly referred to the impacts of the mine on #climatechange and on human #health. Climate litigation works. via