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Australia | Enviros lose high-profile fight against coal mine; bemoan effects on Great Barrier Reef

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - India’s Adani Enterprises on Thursday received the go-ahead to start construction of a controversial coal mine in outback Australia, after a state government approved a final permit on ground water management.

The Carmichael mine has been a lighting rod for climate change concerns in Australia, and was seen as a factor in the surprise return to power of the conservative Liberal/National coalition in a national election in May.

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