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A major coal mine expansion was knocked back today, but where's the line in the sand?

By Pete Dupen, PhD Student, University of Technology Sydney
Rebecca Louise Nelson, Associate Professor in Law, University of Melbourne
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An independent expert panel today rejected a proposal to expand the operations of the Dendrobium coal mine under Sydney’s drinking water catchment. This is a significant and welcome decision. However, flawed environmental laws that enabled the proposal to get so far must be overhauled.

The mine’s proponents had been seeking to extract


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