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Australia Pacific Coal is still fighting in the NSW Land and Environment Court

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Australia Pacific Coal is still fighting in the NSW Land and Environment Court over the decision on Dartbrook mine near Aberdeen. 

The Independent Planning Commission (IPC) ruled in August last year that the mine would only be able to operate for three years using bord and pillar methods and would be able to extract six million tonnes of coal.

But Australia Pacific Coal wanted to operate for a minimum of seven years so they lodged an appeal against the decision in the NSW Land and Environment Court in November last year.

The company has now provided a response to contentions to the IPC which contains further environmental studies and amendments.

The public is being invited to provide feedback to the response to contentions up until September 4th.

See the response here: https://www.ipcn.nsw.gov.au/resources/pac/media/files/pac/projects/2019/02/dartbrook-coal-mine-modification-7/merits-appeal/aqc-dartbrook-management-pty-ltd-response-to-contentions/dartbrook-mod7-response-to-contentions.pdf