Vickery Vexation: local council pitted against new coal mine – Michael West

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In the aftermath of the worst bushfire crisis in Australia’s history, Whitehaven Coal and the NSW Mineral lobby are trying to push a new coal mine through the Independent Planning Commission. This is one of dozens of new coal projects. Nestled on the banks of the Namoi River in the Northern Tablelands, on a property which was the inspiration for much of Dorothea McKellar’s poetry (author of the famous line, I Love a Sunburnt Country), farmers and the local council are fighting to stop Whitehaven’s Vickery coal mine. Callum Foote reports.

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