Australia's environment minister announced approval for a massive new coal mine and rail line as the work week came to a close Friday, just in time for the holidays. The mine is owned by Australian MP and billionaire Clive Palmer.
The Australian High Court has overturned a marriage equality law passed in the Australian Capital Territory, invalidating more than two dozen marriages that have taken place since the law took effect this weekend.
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The Conservative Australian Government has slashed renewable energy funding in its latest move to dismantle domestic climate change efforts. It also received negative international attention for lackluster action at the UN climate talks.
On Nov. 14, the Wyoming Environmental Quality Council will review Linc Energy’s application for a “state research and development” license to drill thousands of feet into Wyoming’s portion of the Powder River Basin.