Queensland holds up Adani mine with fresh groundwater review

The Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES) has launched a further review of the groundwater management plan for Indian major Adani’s $16.5-billion Carmichael coal project.

The federal government in April approved the groundwater plan 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.