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NSW govt scales back Shenhua coal mining

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July 12, 2017

The NSW government plans to protect farmland in the Liverpool Plains from coal mining.

The NSW government plans to protect fertile farmland in the Liverpool Plans from the activities of a Chinese-owned coal mine.

It says it plans to refund $262 million to Shenhua Watermark in exchange for a controlling 51.4 per cent stake in the exploration licence covering the affected region in the state's north.

"Any future mining activity will now be restricted," Resources Minister Don Harwin said on Wednesday.

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