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Maules Creek Continuation

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.

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