NSW mine could face multi-million dollar fine for allegedly breaching water law

THE GUARDIAN | A mine operator in north-west New South Wales could be facing a multi-million dollar fine after allegedly taking water without a licence over three years.


The state’s independent water regulator on Thursday said it commenced prosecution in the Land and Environment Court against Whitehaven Coal over two alleged breaches of the Water Management Act at its Maules Creek coalmine.


The Natural Resources Access Regulator charged the operator for taking water without an access licence over three years between 2016 and 2019 at the mine near Boggabri.


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