NSW government says 'no point' in cutting coal production as world demand will continue for decades

Ian Kirkwood
Updated April 15 2021 - 12:36am, first published June 25 2020 - 4:13pm
Deputy Premier and Resources Minister John Barilaro, right, with Yancoal mine worker Leah Miller and Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen at Mount Thorley/Warkworth open cut mine on Wednesday.
Deputy Premier and Resources Minister John Barilaro, right, with Yancoal mine worker Leah Miller and Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen at Mount Thorley/Warkworth open cut mine on Wednesday.

THE state government's new coalmining policy says there is no point in reducing coal exports for environmental reasons, and it opens up eight substantial areas for exploration in the Hunter and adjacent areas, including 178 square kilometres of state forest between historic Wollombi and Broke.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

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