Submission: Boggabri Coal Mine, Modification 8 Proposal

by Rod Campbell

The Australia Institute made a submission on the Boggabri coal mine’s latest expansion proposal.

The economic assessment of the Boggabri project heavily understates its costs and overstates its benefits. At the USA Environmental Protection Agency’s central social cost of carbon estimate, the cost of the direct emissions alone is $1,020 million. This is greater than the projected production benefits of $513m. The project should be refused on economic and climate grounds.

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