Thoroughbred farms based in Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia, won a major victory after a coal mine proposed for the area was rejected by area planners late last week.
According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) rejected a final bid for the Drayton South mine. The battle pitted the mining company against such major Thoroughbred farms as Coolmore and Darley, which had argued that any mining, and the resulting noise and pollution, would force them to leave Hunter Valley.
It is the third time that the company, Anglo American Mining, has had a plan rejected by the commission.
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