The $17 billion mining project would produce 20 percent more emissions each year than New York City and require ocean dredging nearby the Great Barrier Reef.
After being re-approved last week, Queensland's Carmichael Mine looks as environmentally fraught as before.
With a new Queensland government, the reef is also under new management. We spoke to Environment Minister Steven Miles about dredging, climate change, and feeling optimistic.
It's all about the economy, there's not much word on the environment or bikie laws, and Tony Abbott has been a complete no-show.
The expansion of Abbot Point will no longer mean dumping dredge spoil on the reef. Instead it's to be dumped in a wetland, which creates a new set of problems.
The company building a massive coal port in Australia near the Great Barrier Reef has a troubling environmental record in India.
The largest reef network in the world may be half dead, but Queensland, Australia, needs jobs and Asia needs coal—and coal jobs trump everything.