Whitehaven's Maules Creek faces court challenge

Environmental group mounts case against company and former minister Tony Burke.

Whitehaven Coal Ltd is facing another hurdle to its troubled $767 million Maules Creek open cut coal mine in north west New South Wales, with an environmental activist group launching a Federal Court challenge to the validity of its ministerial development approval.

It comes two weeks after Whitehaven was given the green light for its project, almost three years after it started the approvals process (see Tim Treadgold's Black clouds clear over Whitehaven).

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