Bathurst gets coal appeal dates in October

Tue, 12 Jun 2012

By Pattrick Smellie June 12 (BusinessDesk) - Coking coal miner Bathurst Resources has be given October court dates for hearings against resource consents granted 14 months ago and opposed by environmental groups seeking to protect the Denniston Plateau from coal mining. Bathurst's Escarpment mine project gained consents in August last year, prompting appeals from the Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society and the West Coast Environmental Network, both of whom say the open- cut mine proposal will destroy or disturb unique ecological systems o...

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