VfCA thanks Minister Plibersek for decision to reject Central Qld Coal Mine

Today, VfCA has sent its heartfelt thanks to the Minister for the Environment, Tanya Plibersek, for rejecting the application for a coal mine project in Central Queensland. Minister Plibersek's decision is the first time in Australian history that a coal mine has been refused under national environmental laws. She rejected the project because of the risks it posed to the Great Barrier Reef, freshwater creeks and groundwater. 

A copy of the letter is available here.