New report raises concerns about Adani’s authority to operate

January 29, 2015
Pic: Doongmabulla Springs, near the site of Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine

A new investigation by Environmental Justice Australia reveals that the Newman Government, in its rush to fast track Adani Mining’s application to operate the Carmichael mine, has overlooked Adani’s track record and failed to require Adani to respond to crucial issues about its environmental and legal record.

Adani Mining is seeking approval to operate the largest coal mine in the southern hemisphere, in Queensland’s Galilee Basin – the proposed $16.5 billion proposed Carmichael mine.

Adani Group has secured registration in Queensland as a ‘suitable operator’ for the proposed Carmichael mine. But the company has consistently disregarded Indian environmental laws, causing serious damage and often acting with blatant disregard for the law.

Our investigations reveal that the Queensland environmental regulator rubber stamped Adani’s approval, and did not adequate analyse Adani’s suitability to run a large coal mine.

Read the report: A review of the Adani group’s environmental history in the context of the Carmichael coal mine approval

Interactive timeline: Adani’s path to a permit

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