Over two months after an Australian court revoked the environmental approval for the project, Environment Minister Greg Hunt signed the papers, giving Adani the re-approval with conditions imposed that take into account community issues and would ensure that the company meets the highest environmental standards.
    
The federal court in August had revoked the original approval due to a bureaucratic bungle over two vulnerable species  -- the yakka skink and the ornamental snake.
    
Stating that Adani's project was given re-approval "in accordance with national environment law",  Hunt said his nod for the project considered additional information provided by Adani and environmental groups.
    
The approval would be "subject to 36 of the strictest conditions in Australian history," he said. "The conditions I have imposed take into account issues raised by the community and ensure that the proponent must meet the highest environmental standards," Hunt said.
    
Meanwhile, Adani Australia today welcomed the latest announcement and said the re-approval by the federal government made it clear that concerns have been addressed, reflected in rigorous and painstaking conditions.

 

 

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