Rio Tinto loses court battle to expand Hunter valley coalmine

NSW supreme court upholds a lower court’s decision to revoke expansion licence granted by the state government

Rio Tinto lost a court battle on Monday to expand its Warkworth open-cut coalmine in New South Wales, leaving the mine’s future in doubt as the company tries to push through a revised application.

The supreme court upheld a lower court’s decision to revoke an expansion licence initially granted by the state government.

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