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Protesters set to rally against Australia's biggest coal project

Reuters  |  SYDNEY 

By Alison BevegeSYDNEY (Reuters) - Environmental activists are due to start a week of protests on Sunday against a major coal mining project they say will damage Australia's Great Barrier Reef and contribute to global warming.The A$16.5 billion ($13.20 billion) project has been delayed for more than five years by court challenges from environmentalists and indigenous groups concerned about reef damage, climate change, and the impact on native land and water supply. The challenges failed and a workers' camp opened in August to begin building the project's $3.2 billion first stage. The ...

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First Published: Sun, September 17 2017. 12:11 IST
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