Legal challenge against new Xstrata coal mine at Wandoan

Late last week Friends of the Earth Brisbane lodged an objection in the Queensland Land Court against development of a massive open cut coal mine proposed by Xstrata Coal for west of Wandoan in South West Queensland, citing the contribution this mine will make to severe weather events through greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change.


Xstrata Wandoan coal on hold due to poor planning not tax, say environmentalists

Friends of the Earth have accused Xstrata of using the Rudd Government's Resource Profits Tax as a scapegoat to cover up for their own poor planning with regard to the Wandoan coal project that has now been placed on hold.