Source: Lock the Gate Alliance Darling Downs farmers have scored a legal victory in their battle against New Hope Coal. This is a case of the Oakey Coal Action Alliance, EDO Queensland and the 30 other community members, taking their battle to save their farmland and their water to the courts – and winning! Congratulations are in order to those brave souls who never gave up and took their stand to court! And of course a big thank you to those who supported the cause for the farmers and community affected by this mine. I would think a big thank you is due to radio personality Alan Jones who has supported the people all along.
We read: “The Land Court judgement concluded that “The principles of intergenerational equity are breached.….with the potential for groundwater impacts to adversely affect landholders in the vicinity of the mine for hundreds of years to come”. “This is an extraordinarily strong and important outcome - but unfortunately it is not binding on the Queensland Government. It is only a recommendation for them to consider. And we’ve seen strong recommendations from the Land Court watered down by politicians before.”