Anti-Wallarah 2 activists say they'll continue with a legal challenge to stop the coal mine, after the Energy and Environment Minister's pushed back a deadline to sign off on the project.
Australian Coal Alliance members met up with Josh Frydenberg yesterday arvo in Canberra calling for him to veto the controversial proposal over big concerns about its impact on the Coast’s water catchment.
The Planning Assessment Commission last month recommended Wallarah 2 for state government approval, while federal rep, Mr Frydenberg would have until Thursday week to give it ultimate stamp of approval.
“He gave me the impression that if he could find a way and everything stacked up like we said it stacked up, he wouldn’t be signing off on Wallarah 2,” ACA Campaign Director Allan Hayes said this morning.
“His decision will be made once he’s reviewed all the facts.”
Meantime, paperwork will be lodged with the ACA’s lawyers to ensure an April 17 deadline’s met to contest the PAC’s approval recommendation.