Australian mining magnate applies for big new coal mine

By: Reuters

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer has renewed a push to develop a new coal mine in Queensland state, close to a controversial mine under construction by India’s Adani Enterprises.

Palmer’s Waratah Coal applied to Australia’s Department of Natural Resources on Oct. 4 for a 35-year mining lease in the Galilee Basin, a new coal region that won the green light this year for development.

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