Climate change case against Wandoan

FRIENDS of the Earth might open the floodgates to a wave of climate change legal action against Australian coal companies should it win a Queensland Land Court case to halt Xstrata’s giant $A3 billion Wandoan project in the Surat Basin.

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A preliminary hearing on Wednesday set the next court date for August 22.

The court has the power to approve or deny the Wandoan mining lease application, plus award compensation.

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