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Why Australia’s Mining Boom Will Leave Permanent Scars

With the coal boom on the wane, mining companies want to escape the cost of rehabilitating their sites. But even if governments effectively restrain them, many of the huge voids in the landscape will never be filled in. The Australian coal industry is dotted with recent examples of major miners selling projects to smaller players at peppercorn prices, unloading both their rehabilitation liabilities and theContinue readingWhy Australia’s Mining Boom Will Leave Permanent Scars

Australian PM: Coal Industry Defender and Climate Change Denier

In the Guardian Article Scott Morrison and the big lie about climate change: does he think we’re that stupid? Richard Flanagan argues that the Australian PM is so determined to protect the coal mining industry that he even denies the possible influence of climate change in recent devastating droughts and bushfires. In a year that has seen Australia ravaged by fire, the floods, cyclones andContinue readingAustralian PM: Coal Industry Defender and Climate Change Denier

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