Author: William Rollo
Source: ABC News 
August 24, 2012
"Environmentalists and farmers have criticised the Federal Government's approval of the Alpha coal and rail project in central Queensland.
Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has approved the multi-billion dollar project in the Galilee Basin, after four years of negotiations.
The Federal Government took over the responsibility for approving the project in May, saying the Queensland coordinator-general's conditions were inadequate."
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