Bathurst jumps another hurdle on path to mining Denniston Plateau

Thu, 06 Jun 2013

June 6 (BusinessDesk) - Bathurst Resources has beaten off another appeal by environmental groups seeking to stop it mining for coal on the Denniston Plateau on the West Coast. In the High Court in Christchurch, Justice John Fogarty today turned down an appeal by the Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society against the Environment Court’s preliminary decision not to look at the cumulative impact of Bathurst’s proposed mine and a Solid Energy permit for a separate site. A cumulative analysis would be difficult to do because the area hasn’t bee...

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