Proponent: Whitehaven Coal
Timeline: 9 year extension to 2043
Total coal: 126 million tonnes
Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions:
Total downstream emissions:
Total lifecycle emissions: 248 Mt potential
The impacts of this project won’t be clearly known until it goes through environmental assessment, but it will involve extensive further clearing of critically endangered wildlife habitat in the Leard State Forest.
This is like to include clearing of the Critically Endangered White Box-Yellow Box-Blakely’s Red Gum Grassy Woodland and Derived Native Grassland ecosystems.
It is also likely to include clearing of habitat for nationally threatened species including the Koala, Swift Parrot, Greater Long-eared Bat and Regent Honeyeater.