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FIVE FAMILIES WIN APPEAL AGAINST MINING COMPANY

11-05-2016
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Five families from NSW Southern Highlands have won a landmark court case, after winning their appeal to stop Hume Coal from accessing their land for drilling.

The owners of the properties in Sutton Forrest have appealed against a November decision by the court that gave Hume Coal gaining rights over their property.

Chief judge Brian Preston of the Land and Environment Court ruled in favour of the landowners and ordered Hume Coal to pay their legal costs.

One of the landowner Peter Martin said it was a huge relief and set a precedent for other landowners fighting coal companies who want to enter their land.

In August last year, the Southern Highlands Coal Action Group (SHCAG) challenged a NSW Government decision to allow the Korean-owned company Hume Coal to drill exploratory boreholes in the Sutton Forest region.

 

Original Article: ABC

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