Whitehaven Coal – “rogue polluter”

Posted on: Sun 13 Aug 2017

Whitehaven Coal has four mines in north-west New South Wales and all have breached their licence conditions to varying degrees between 2010 and 2016, an investigation by Environmental Justice Australia has revealed. Despite opposition from Whitehaven, the NSW Environmental Protection Authority handed over the company’s annual pollution reports, deciding the information is in the public interest. To find out more Barometer’s Des Lawrence spoke to James Whelan, a researcher with Environmental Justice Australia.

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