Australia OKs $675M Whitehaven Coal Project Days After Delay

Law360, New York (February 11, 2013, 6:44 PM EST) -- Australia has granted conditional approval to Whitehaven Coal Ltd.'s $675 million coal project in New South Wales, reversing its days-old decision to delay the project for a third time, Australia's federal environment minister said Monday.

Tony Burke, the country's minister for sustainability, environment, water, population and communities, said in a statement issued Monday that Whitehaven's Maules Creek mine in the Gunnedah Basin could go forward along with two other coal mining developments in New South Wales after the department installed a number of environmental safeguards for...
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