The federal government has approved a huge mine in the rich agricultural area of the Liverpool Plains in northwest NSW.
The coal mine will blow a hole in 4084 hectares of land, including 800 hectares of endangered ecological communities.
More than half the size of Hobart
1/22 the size of Berlin
1.5 times the size of the City of Sydney
Nearly half the size of Manhattan
1.1 times the size of the City of Melbourne
14 times the size of the City of London
Twice the size of Nauru.
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