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The Rocky Hill Mine Has Been Refused — So What Will

Over the past decade, coal companies have been buying off land in Gloucester, fragmenting communities and pushing local residents out to make way for the proposed Rocky Hill Mine. Now that a landmark court case has terminated the mine's future, social impact experts Dr Hedda Askland and Dr Rebecca Lawrence say that the fight is far from over.

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Australian court denies Rocky Hill coal mine over

The NSW Land and Environment Court in Australia has rejected the proposed Rocky Hill open cut coal mine in the Hunter Valley because of the greenhouse gas pollution it would produce. Justice Brian Preston said in his ruling that the Rocky Hill project has been denied on the basis of uncertain economic benefits and adverse social and visual impacts.

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Gloucester Resources lawsuit (re mine's impact on climate

The decision stopped a controversial plan by Gloucester Resources Limited to build its proposed Rocky Hill coal mine just outside Gloucester, a town of about 3,000 people. The proposed mine would have extracted up to 2 million tons of coal a year for the next two decades. The mine, first proposed nearly a decade ago, was rejected by the New

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Rocky Hill coal mine Judge who blocked proposal had

The Rocky Hill Mine would have employed 110 employees and generated millions of dollars for the local economy. NSW Minerals Council Stephen Galilee said he wanted mines approved on merit.

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Rocky Hill MKII Climate impacts considered in refusing

The proposed mine had been recommended for approval by the then NSW Department of Planning and Environment, which makes today's IPC refusal particularly notable. This the first IPC decision in relation to a greenfield coal mine since the judgment of February 2019, when Groundswell Gloucester successfully stopped the Rocky Hill coal mine, partly on the basis of expert climate science evidence.

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Rocky Hill coal mine Judge who blocked proposal had green

The Rocky Hill Mine would have employed 110 employees and generated millions of dollars for the local economy. NSW Minerals Council Stephen Galilee said he wanted mines approved on merit.

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Landmark decision blocks Gloucester Resources coal mine in NSW

Feb 08, 2019 · Gloucester Resources, an unlisted mining company, wanted to develop an open-cut coking coal mine five kilometres from Gloucester, on NSW's

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Climate change impacts used to reject new NSW coal mine

WHAT HAS HAPPENED? On 8 February 2019, the NSW Land and Environment Court (Court) refused development consent for a new open cut mine near Gloucester, New South Wales.The Rocky Hill Coal Project (Project) was expected to produce 21 million tonnes of coal over a period of 19 years (including rehabilitation) and support up to 110 jobs during operation and 60 jobs during construction.

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Rocky Hill coal mine rejected by NSW Land and Environment

He dismissed an appeal by developers of the controversial Rocky Hill open-cut coal mine near the Mid North Coast town of Gloucester against any earlier planning rejection.

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Rocky Hill Coal ~ The Judge Who Stood Up Newcastle on

Feb 10, 2019 · An open cut coal mine is proposed. 1. There is a valley, near Rocky Hill, that a coal mine proposes to cut and fill. The Gloucester valley is a creature of a unique topographic feature. The valley is the floor of a nest, the sides being ranges east and west. The Bucketts is the rocky range to the west. The Mograni range is the mountain range to

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Rocky Hill coalmine Green Left

Rocky Hill coalmine rejected A concerted campaign to stop Gloucester Resources Limited's open-cut coalmine on agricultural land in Gloucester has been rewarded. The NSW Department of Planning and the Environment recommended on October 23 that GRL's Rocky Hill mine not be given approval.

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Rocky Hill coalmine Green Left

Rocky Hill coalmine rejected A concerted campaign to stop Gloucester Resources Limited's open-cut coalmine on agricultural land in Gloucester has been rewarded. The NSW Department of Planning and the Environment recommended on October 23 that GRL's Rocky Hill mine not be given approval.

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Landmark Rocky Hill ruling could pave the way for more

Image credit Mister Mackenzie/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA On Friday, Chief Judge Brian Preston of the New South Wales Land and Environment Court handed down a landmark judgement confirming a decision to refuse a new open-cut coal mine near Gloucester in the Hunter Valley. The proposed Rocky Hill mine's contribution to climate change was one of the key reasons cited for refusing the application.

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Court judgement KOs Rocky Hill coal mine Port Macquarie News

The Land and Environment Court's decision to stop the Rocky Hill coal mine on the basis that greenhouse gas emissionsfrom the project would contribute to climate change would be

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Court upholds concerns over climate change impacts in

Feb 18, 2019 · Gloucester Resources Limited (GRL) proposed to mine seams of coal in an "idyllic" valley located beneath Rocky Hill, close to the Mid North Coast town of Gloucester. The town has a core of dense urban development and a number of rural residential estates and smaller agricultural and agri-tourism properties on its outskirts.

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HOW COULD THIS GREEN JUDGE SIT ON THIS CASE? Herald Sun

The Chief Judge of the NSW Land and Environment Court who blocked a coal mine due to factors including climate change founded the group of activist lawyers for whom he last week ruled in favour.

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Gloucester Resources ("Rocky Hill Environmental Law

Media reports about this case. Land and Environment Court reserves its judgement in the Rocky Hill coal mine case, The Herald, 6 September 2018.. Court rules out Hunter Valley coalmine on climate change grounds, The Guardian, 8 February 2019.. Rocky Hill mine plans quashed in Land and Environment Court, ABC News, 8 February 2019. 'We won' Landmark climate ruling as NSW court rejects coal

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Rocky Hill coal project The Australia Institute

Stratford Mining Complex to process and despatch coal from Rocky Hill. The 2013 Rocky Hill Project application (the "2013 Project") was opposed by the then Gloucester Shire Council and many other local interest groups. Over 1,370 submissions from individuals

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Rocky Hill Coal Project AGE Consultants

The Rocky Hill Coal Project is a proposed open-cut coal mine located approximately 100 km north of Newcastle, New South Wales. The project occurs within the Gloucester Basin and targets the Gloucester Coal Measures. AGE were engaged by R.W Corkery & Read more Rocky Hill Coal Project

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The Rocky Hill Mine Has Been Refused — So What Will Happen

Over the past decade, coal companies have been buying off land in Gloucester, fragmenting communities and pushing local residents out to make way for the proposed Rocky Hill Mine. Now that a landmark court case has terminated the mine's future, social impact experts Dr Hedda Askland and Dr Rebecca Lawrence say that the fight is far from over.

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Rocky Hill Coal Mine and Aboriginal Heritage

5/8/2019 · The Rocky Hill Coal Project will adversely impact on people's culture in two key ways impacts on Aboriginal culture and connection to Country and impact on heritage-scenic quality.

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Insights Colin Biggers & Paisley CBP

On 18 December 2012, Gloucester Resources Limited (Applicant) applied to the Minister for Planning for development consent for the Rocky Hill Coal Project, for the purposes of coal mining as a state significant development. On 23 October 2017, after receiving 2,308 submissions (90%) of objection from individual members of the public and special

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Absurd Rocky Hill decision tarnishes rule of law

While the Queensland governments review of the Adani project is a farce, the decision of the NSW Land and Environment Court to block the proposed coalmine at Rocky Hill is a tragedy.

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NSW Court's ruling on climate change raises concerns for

The Rocky Hill coal mine planned for the mining of 21 million tonnes of coking coal over 16 years from the Gloucester Valley in NSW. In the scheme of things, it was not a particularly large mine proposal. The court ruled that the mine should not proceed, citing its inconsistency with other land uses, amenity impacts (noise, dust), visual

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After win against CSG, Gloucester now battles Rocky Hill

6/24/2017 · People living in and around Gloucester have barely drawn breath since successfully defeating AGL's plans to turn the Gloucester Basin into a coal seam gas field. Now, they are fighting to stop a massive coal mine, the Rocky Hill Coal project. Gloucester Resources Limited (GRL) first proposed an open-cut coalmine, 900 metres from homes on productive agricultural land in 2012.

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Independent Planning Commission Rocky Hill Coal Project

Dear Sir/Madam, I am the owner/manager of Yates & Twomey, a second generation retailer in Gloucester NSW I support the Rocky Hill Coal Project (SSD 5156), Stratford Extension Project MOD 1 (SSD 4966 MOD 1).The Gloucester region was developed because of resource mining, from Gold mining,cedar cutting,coal mining (1924,Gloucester Coal Limited

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Rocky Hill coal mine Report Wood Mackenzie

Jul 16, 2019 · Rocky Hill coal mine. Report summary. Rocky Hill is a small open cut project planned in the Gloucester Basin in New South Wales. The project, being proposed by AMCI is targeting export of semi-hard, high fluidity coking coal. Wood Mackenzie's asset reports are built from the bottom up, incorporating a number of granular data metrics to

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Coal joins tobacco and asbestos as one of the bad guys

You could hear the cheers emanating from a small herb nursery in Gloucester this morning, as a few hundred kilometres away, the NSW Land and Environment court ruled out a new coal mine for the town. At around 9.30am today, the court accepted the science and put the community's well-being first, by rejecting a proposed open cut coal mine in

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NSW responds to Rocky Hill mine decision The West Australian

The commission in 2017 rejected the nearby Rocky Hill project with a judge subsequently stating the coalmine would increase global greenhouse gas emissions at a time when a "rapid and deep decrease" was required. Mr Barilaro on Tuesday said the mining sector was a major employer in regional NSW which drove investment opportunities and created jobs.

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NSW Government excludes scope 3 emissions from mining

10/31/2019 · a groundbreaking decision of the Chief Justice of the Land and Environment Court (the Rocky Hill decision) which rejected a new open cut coal mine producing coking coal close to the town of Gloucester. Although the Chief Justice ultimately rejected the coal mine because of visual and other social impacts, the case provided an opportunity for

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