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Australia delays decision on Adani's coal project

There are worries that a port expansion to accommodate the project could hurt the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef

Reuters  |  Melbourne 

Adani Enterprises faces a new delay on a planned coal mine in Australia, amid worries that a port expansion to accommodate the project could hurt the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt has extended his review of Adani’s $15.5 billion Carmichael coal and rail project to August 1, a spokesperson for the minister said on Tuesday. “The date for a decision has been extended to ensure the minister can thoroughly consider the large volume of material associated with this project referral,” Hunt’s spokesperson said in an ...

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First Published: Wed, June 18 2014. 00:40 IST
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