ENVIRONMENT

Fugitive emissions a strain on Aussie coal

THE modified Safeguard Mechanism, introduced in July, may penalise Australia’s coal miners for years because of their past successes in developing highly productive underground and open pit coal mines.

Australia's underground coal mines may be penalised for their productivity.

Australia's underground coal mines may be penalised for their productivity.

Fugitive emissions from underground coal mines typically involve the release of methane and carbon dioxide due to the fracturing of gas-bearing strata disturbed by coal extraction.  Fugitive emissions...

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