Muswellbrook Shire Council opposes the proposal to extend the life the Mangoola open cut mine saying 'enough is enough'.

Louise Nichols
By Louise Nichols
Updated March 3 2021 - 9:41am, first published March 2 2021 - 9:52pm
Glencore's Mangoola mine near Muswellbrook (2016). Plans for a 13 months extension are subject to IPC hearings this week.

It has been more than a decade since Muswellbrook Shire Council voiced its opposition to a coal mine project but it has come out strongly against the proposal to extend the life the Mangoola open cut mine saying 'enough is enough'.

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Louise Nichols

Louise Nichols

Senior journalist

From cattle to coal. Once a specialist agriculture writer today its about community, in particular, the Upper Hunter. I have lived and worked in the region for more than 30 years. Land use issues and the future direction of our region. But you cannot take ag out of the picture - our food and how we grow it is the basis of all life. Covering the Hunter and Mid North Coast rural issues is now part of my role with ACM.