Teenage activists welcome Vickery coal decision but Minerals Council of Australia shrugs it off

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
July 8 2021 - 9:30pm
HEADLINE GRABBING: Laura Kirwin, Izzy Raj-Seppings, Ava Princi and Liv Heaton outside the Federal Court in May. Despite the industry's disavowal, environmentalists say yesterday's decision is a major blow to coal.

A Federal Court case hailed by environmentalists as "an historic victory" has been dismissed by the Minerals Council of Australia, which says it does not affect the approval of the mine it was fought over.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.