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Gloucester Resources ("Rocky Hill") case

But whether it is the Rocky Hill case, another against Adani's Carmichael mine or even a new coal-fired power plant, companies know they must …

Court judgement KOs Rocky Hill coal mine - Mandurah Mail

Land and Environment Court rules greenhouse gas emissions from Rocky Hill coal mine should not be considered in isolation.

Rocky Hill Coal ~ The Judge Who Stood Up - Newcastle on Hunter

An open cut coal mine is proposed. 1. There is a valley, near Rocky Hill, that a coal mine proposes to cut and fill. The Gloucester valley is a creature of a unique topographic feature. The valley is the floor of a nest, the sides being ranges east and west. The Bucketts is the rocky range to the west. The Mograni range is the mountain range to ...

The Rocky Hill residents who stopped a coal mine using the ...

But whether it is the Rocky Hill case, another against Adani's Carmichael mine or even a new coal-fired power plant, companies know they must account for tighter carbon constraints sooner or later.

Gloucester Resources Rocky Hill open cut coal mine, NSW ...

Project details: Gloucester Resources Limited described the Rocky Hill coal project as a "comparatively small, modern open cut mining proposal" with a project site covering an area of around 830 hectares including the mining area and a private haul road linking it with the nearby Stratford Mining …

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT GLOUCESTER …

the Rocky Hill Coal Mine is a high fluidity coking coal, i.e. a product used in Asian steel mills and is in high demand. Unlike thermal coal which is the primary coal product from the Hunter Valley and used for power generation, there is no substitute for coking coal in the ...

Rocky Hill Coal Mine and Aboriginal Heritage

Rocky Hill Coal Mine and Aboriginal Heritage. Gloucester Resources Limited (GRL) have now formally withdrawn their intent to lodge an appeal …

Does latest NSW Land and Environment Court ... - Clayton Utz

Since the recent NSW Land and Environment Court decision regarding the Rocky Hill coal mine proposal (Gloucester Resources Limited v Minister for Planning [2019] NSWLEC 7) (Rocky Hill case), which refused approval for the mine partly on the basis of the Court's assessment of "downstream" greenhouse gas emissions, there has been a lot of attention on how greenhouse gas …

NSW coal mine ruled out due to climate change, in landmark ...

"This NSW Land and Environment Court decision this morning on the Rocky Hill coal mine is a landmark case, setting an excellent precedent …

'One more mine does make a difference': Australian ...

Burning an extra 33 million tonnes of coal from the mine, the government's lawyers argued, was the difference between 2C of warming and 2.00005C of warming. ... where plans for the Rocky Hill ...

NSW Court's ruling on climate change raises concerns for ...

The Rocky Hill coal mine planned for the mining of 21 million tonnes of coking coal over 16 years from the Gloucester Valley in NSW. In the scheme of things, it was not a particularly large mine proposal. The court ruled that the mine should not proceed, citing its inconsistency with other land uses, amenity impacts (noise, dust), visual ...

Gloucester Resources lawsuit (re mine's impact on climate ...

Australia: Rocky Hill coal mine case paves way for stronger legal protections for Aboriginal heritage Date: 9 Jul 2020 Content Type: Article. The ruling against the Rocky Hill open cut coal mine in NSW attracted a lot of attention for the role climate change played in the decision.

Litigating Science: Climate Change and the Rocky Hill Mine ...

The Rocky Hill Mine was the first coal mine to be rejected by an Australian Court on the basis of climate change. In the second edition of our QUT Global Law, Science and Technology Seminar Series, Elaine Johnson (head of the legal team representing the local community) discussed the case. This seminar is now available to watch online.

"No Rocky Hill Coal Mine in Gloucester" Poster, Gloucester ...

Some cynical people speculate that once the Rocky Hill Mine is approved Gloucester Resources Ltd may seek to sell the mine to Chinese coal giant, Yancoal, following that company's recent merger with Gloucester Coal who have 2 mines at Stratford and Duralie 13km south of Gloucester.

Groundswell Gloucester

The price of coal has plummeted but GRL are steadfast in their determination to build the Rocky Hill Mine. GRL has been pursuing approval for the Rocky Hill mine since it first approached the NSW Government in 2012 but has strategically dragged out the approval process for the past three years as it placed its application "on hold" and ...

RW CORKERY & CO > Project > Rocky Hill Coal Project

Rocky Hill Coal Project - Project Profile. Gloucester Resources Limited proposes to develop and operate a small scale open cut coal mine between 3.5km and 7km southeast of the Gloucester urban area. Gloucester Resources Limited amended the Project as a result of an agreement with Yancoal Australia Limited that will see sized Run-of-Mine (ROM ...

Did environment court judge Brian Preston veer from ...

On February 8, Justice Preston ruled that the Rocky Hill coal mine near Gloucester should not be constructed because it would contribute to …

Land and Environment Court reserves its judgement in the ...

Australia: Rocky Hill coal mine case paves way for stronger legal protections for Aboriginal heritage Date: 9 Jul 2020 Content Type: Article. The ruling against the Rocky Hill open cut coal mine in NSW attracted a lot of attention for the role climate change played in the decision.

Rocky Hill coal mine - please take action | Friends of the ...

Rocky Hill coal mine - please take action Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 13/09/2013 - 12:13 Just a few kilometres south of Gloucester- to the north west of Newcastle - is a locality named Forbesdale - a beautiful scenic location with wonderful views of the Gloucester valley, bounded on one side by hills known as the Mograni and also Rocky Hill ...

Historic Rocky Hill ruling could ... - Newcastle Herald

READ MORE: Gloucester's controversial Rocky Hill coking coal mine hears Australia-first climate change evidence Gloucester residents tell Land and Environment Court that the Rocky Hill mine will destroy their community When fully operational the mine would have contributed 37.8 million tonnes of carbon-dioxide emissions.

Climate change impacts used to reject new NSW coal mine ...

On 8 February 2019, the NSW Land and Environment Court ( Court) refused development consent for a new open cut mine near Gloucester, New South Wales. The Rocky Hill Coal Project ( Project) was expected to produce 21 million tonnes of coal over a period of 19 years (including rehabilitation) and support up to 110 jobs during operation and 60 ...

NSW mining bill must exclude 'scope 3' emissions: Minerals ...

Justice Preston found the Rocky Hill coal mine would increase global greenhouse gas emissions "at a time when what is now urgently needed ... is …

Rocky Hill Mine Knocked Back On Climate Change Grounds

A three week hearing in August 2018 canvassed whether or not the proposed Rocky Hill Coal Mine should be built in Gloucester, a town of about …

Australian court denies Rocky Hill coal mine over ...

The NSW Land and Environment Court in Australia has rejected the proposed Rocky Hill open cut coal mine in the Hunter Valley because of the greenhouse gas pollution it would produce. Justice Brian Preston said in his ruling that the Rocky Hill project has been denied on the basis of uncertain economic benefits and adverse social and visual impacts.

Amended Rocky Hill Coal Project Part 15 Economic Assessment

Since the exhibition of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Rocky Hill Coal Project in 2013, Gloucester Resources Limited has reached an agreement with Yancoal Australia Limited to utilise the existing facilities at the nearby Stratford Mining Complex to process and despatch coal mined from the Rocky Hill Mine Area.

What does the Rocky Hill Coal Mine defeat mean? | …

In an Australian first, a coal mine has been knocked back on social and climate change grounds. This ruling could change the face of climate litigation forever. On the 8th of February, in a landmark decision that has left environmental groups cheering, the NSW Land and Environment Court ruled that the construction of the proposed Rocky Hill Coal Mine near Gloucester should not go ahead.

ROCKY HILL COAL MINE PROPOSAL - Groundswell Gloucester

The principal coal product to be produced from the Rocky Hill Coal Mine is a high fluidity coking coal, i.e. a product used in Asian steel mills and is in high demand. Unlike thermal coal which is the primary coal product from the Hunter Valley and used for power generation, there is no substitute for coking coal in the manufacture of steel.

Rocky Hill coal project - Australia Institute

Stratford Mining Complex to process and despatch coal from Rocky Hill. The 2013 Rocky Hill Project application (the "2013 Project") was opposed by the then Gloucester Shire Council and many other local interest groups. Over 1,370 submissions from individuals opposed the 2013 project, with 327 supporting it.

Rocky Hill Gloucester Case Win - Environmental Defenders ...

Rocky Hill Gloucester Case Win. In February 2019, EDO secured a landmark legal victory, with the refusal of the proposed Rocky Hill coal mine in the New South Wales Upper Hunter region. A key factor in the win was the mine's potential impacts on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. The once-in-a-generation case was the first time ...

Rocky Hill coal mine rejected by NSW Land and …

He dismissed an appeal by developers of the controversial Rocky Hill open-cut coal mine near the Mid North Coast town of Gloucester against any earlier planning rejection.