Whitehaven's $685M Mine Wins Australian Court's Nod

Law360, New York (December 20, 2013, 2:18 PM ET) -- An Australia federal judge Friday refused to overturn the Australian government's approval of Whitehaven Coal Ltd.'s AU$767 million ($684.8 million) Maules Creek mining project, making way for the company to begin work on the mine.

The Maules Creek project, a planned open-cut coal mine located in a state forest in New South Wales’ Gunnedah Basin that is home to an indigenous population, is the centerpiece of Whitehaven’s future business plans. The site is located atop an abundant reserve of high-quality, semisoft coal used in steel making....
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