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Australian coal project raises reef fears

Firm touts $16.5M mine, 10,000 jobs, as warmer ocean fades out coral

By ROD McGUIRK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

This article was published June 4, 2017 at 1:54 a.m.

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In this May 25, 2017 photo, environmental activists voice their opposition to Indian miner Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine, outside Parliament House in Brisbane, Australia. The Carmichael coal project, a massive 22 billion Australian dollar ($16.5 billion) mine that Indian resource billionaire Gautam Adani hopes to start work on this year in the remote Galilee Basin, has created an extraordinary clash between the resource and environment sectors.

CANBERRA, Australia -- As many Australians grapple with how to save their Great Barrier Reef from the effects of climate change, others are preoccupied with building one of the world's biggest coal mines nearby.

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