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Gomeroi traditional owners lose court bid to protect sacred sites from Shenhua coal mine



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An Aboriginal traditional owner who took Environment Minister Sussan Ley to court has vowed to continue fighting after losing her legal bid to protect culturally significant sites from a proposed coal mine in northwestern NSW.Veronica “Dolly” Talbott invoked the recent destruction of the 46,000-year-old Juukan caves in Western Australia — blasted away by Rio Tinto in May — as a sign of the “urgent need” to protect and preserve sacred sites.
The proposed $1.2 billion Shenhua Watermark mine would…

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