Bulga battle far more complex

THE Warkworth Mine situation is far more complex then a group of villagers simply not wanting a mine next door.
Nanjing Night Net

When the expansion was approved flaws in the environmental assessment were suspected, taken to court and proven to be flawed.

On these grounds the expansion was disapproved. The court determined it should never have been approved in the first place.

Now we have the virtually unheard of situation for a mining approval to be revoked.

Regardless of the outcome Rio Tinto Energy chief executive Harry Kenyon-Slaney has come out and said even if a successful outcome could be delivered through the legal system, it comes too late to save jobs.

What must be learned in this process is that assessment of every mining development must be meticulous.

The government must set clear rules.

If a mining development meets the rules it is approved. If it doesn’t it fails.

Before anyone gets too angry over the court result, think a little about the situation before starting to lay blame – those in Bulga village are far from the root cause of the situation.

Battle of Bulga

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