BRIEF: July 28, 2009 – From The Sydney Morning  Herald – Australia is about to see its first legal challenge to carbon emissions from a coal-fired power plant, after a Land and Environment Court case was initiated yesterday against Macquarie Generation, a NSW Government-owned utility.
An environmental group that opposed the development of the Anvil Hill coal mine in the Hunter Valley is now targeting Bayswater power station in the Upper Hunter, one of the largest single producers of greenhouse gases in the state.
Lawyers from the NSW Environmental Defender’s Office believe the case has the potential to toughen emissions laws across the country. Read more…