The mining industry has conceded defeat over exploration drilling in paddocks

Image of a paddock in Rooty Hill, Sydney, by Sardaka.

Image of a paddock in Rooty Hill, Sydney, by Sardaka.

The coal mining industry has waved the white flag over a landmark court ruling which prevents them from conducting exploration drilling in paddocks. Hume Coal, the company against which the ruling was made earlier this month, has broken its silence and confirmed it will not challenge Justice Preston's Ruling in the NSW Land and Environment court.

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