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New Hope calls on government to approve New Acland expansion

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New Hope Group is calling on the Palaszczuk Government to give the final approvals for the New Acland Coal Mine Stage 3 project in the Darling Downs.
It comes after the Queensland Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss Oakey Coal Action Alliance’s appeal against the expansion of the mine.
New Acland General Manager Dave O'Dwyer says it's unclear what the government will decide but there is nothing stopping them from giving the project the green light:
"There has been no clear indication from them -- we've had representatives talking to the various departments in the last couple of days.
We are fairly hopeful we will have a response from them sometime in the near future".