New claims put Adani coal mine at risk
THE black throated finch is back to cause problems for Adani and this time it's brought the lawyers.
The bird has caused controversy before and among the 140 conditions placed on the mine by the Federal Government, four relate to the black throated finch.
About $4 million and 40,000ha of land have also been set aside for its protection by Adani and other proponents in the Galilee Basin.
The Australian Conservation Foundation has written to the Federal Environment and Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg, calling on him to revoke Adani's approval following revelations that proposed environmental offsets for Adani's coal mine are fundamentally flawed.
It has legal advice from the Environmental Defenders Office Queensland which it said showed new information revealed the bird could be driven to extinction by the mine development.
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