Environmentalists fighting Australia’s plan to build coal plant

Climate Change

Environment advocates in Australia are taking their fight to federal court.

They argue plans to build the country’s largest coal mine would contribute to climate change and hurt a protected underwater treasure.  In August a federal court overturned government approval of the mine saying the government didn’t consider the impact to two threatened species.

Now the plan is back in court and the challenge this time is much broader to include the impact all of that coal will have on climate change.
CCTV America’s Greg Navarro reports.

Environmentalists fighting Australia's plan to build coal plant

Environmentalists fighting Australia's plan to build coal plant

Environment advocates in Australia are taking their fight to federal court. They argue plans to build the country’s largest coal mine would contribute to climate change and hurt a protected underwater treasure. In August a federal court overturned government approval of the mine saying the government didn’t consider the impact to two threatened species. Now the plan is back in court and the challenge this time is much broader to include the impact all of that coal will have on climate change. CCTV America’s Greg Navarro reports.
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Barbara Finamore discusses China’s dependence on coal

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Barbara Finamore discusses China\'s dependence on coal

Barbara Finamore discusses China\'s dependence on coal

CCTV America interviewed Barbara Finamore. She is the Senior Attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
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