Federal govt clears Adani’s groundwater plan

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has called on the Queensland government to finalise the remaining approvals for Indian major Adani’s $16.5-billion Carmichael mine and rail project after the federal Environment Minister approved the groundwater management plan for the project.

Minister Melissa Price on Tuesday said that the approval was based on an independent assessment from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Geosciences Australia, which confirmed that the project met strict scientific requirements.