Super Pit gold mine on Kalgoorlie's Golden Mile in Western Australia, Australia's largest open-pit mine. (Photo by Brian Voon Yee Yap
Environment

“We Don’t Want Your Dirty Coal:” Australians Protest Plans for Nation’s Largest Coal Mine

Protests in Australia against a $12 billion coal mine project are on the rise. If the project goes forward, it would be the largest coal mine in Australia and one of the largest in the world. “Coal is killing people," anti-mining organizer Jodi Magi explained. "Pollution from burning coal is the single biggest contributor to dangerous global warming.”