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Environmental Defenders Office (Qld) Inc

Protect The Acland Win

PROTECT THE ACLAND WIN

EDO Qld is the public interest legal centre representing Oakey Coal Action Alliance, a group of 60 farmers and landholders, who went to the Queensland Land court to protect their land and livelihoods.

In an historic ruling in May this year, the Qld Land Court recommended the government reject the New Acland Coal mine expansion, after the most intense factual scrutiny ever applied by the Land Court to a mining project.

Since the finding, New Acland Coal has been using big mining money and muscle to try to overturn and block the 459 page Land Court recommendation; paying for expensive and misleading advertisements, lobbying politicians, and kicking off an aggressive fresh lawsuit in the Supreme Court. And now, New Acland has convinced the Environment Department to review the Land Court decision in a dubious process.

We urgently need to raise $52,000 to help our clients fight New Acland again in Court, uphold the original Land Court findings and see the expansion of the mine rejected.

The Land Court found that the land around Acland on the Darling Downs, is among the best 1.5% of agricultural land in Queensland, and that the mine expansion posed unacceptable risks to groundwater for surrounding farmers. The Court relied on rigorous analysis of extensive evidence of 28 expert and 38 lay witnesses, who gave evidence on oath and subject to cross examination. It was the largest number of witnesses in the Land Court’s 120 year history.

Put simply, upholding the key findings of the Land Court is vital as those findings will have long term broad impacts for the protection of water resources and agricultural land.

IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE PROTECTION OF PRECIOUS GROUNDWATER AND AGRICULTURAL LAND FOR THE FUTURE, PLEASE MAKE A DONATION TODAY.

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Contact Details

8/205 Montague Rd
WEST END QLD, 4101

0732114466
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