There are six case studies of climate litigation available here:
- The Hazelwood Power Station Case involved a judicial review proceeding in the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal challenging the failure to consider greenhouse gas emissions when approving expansion of a coal mine to supply the Hazelwood Power Station in Victoria. It was one of the first climate change cases in Australia.
- The Xstrata Newlands Coal Mine Case involved an objection by a conservation group to the grant of a mining lease for coal mining in the Queensland Land & Resources Tribunal. The objection was based on the adverse impacts of greenhouse emissions from the mining, transport and use of coal from a proposed coal mine expansion.
- The Sonoma Coal Mine Case involved a second objection to the grant of a mining lease for coal mining in the Queensland Land & Resources Tribunal. The conservation group consented to the case ending to concentrate on the Xstrata Newlands Coal Mine Case.
- The Anvil Hill Case involved an application for judicial review in the Federal Court of Australia against a decision under the EPBC Act concerning greenhouse gas emissions from a large coal mine in New South Wales, known as the Anvil Hill Project.
- The Wandoan Coal Mine Case involves a current
objection to a major new open-cut coal mine proposed to operate for 30 years in
Queensland that will produce 1.3 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases.