Namoi farmers cop river pumping embargo, while Whitehaven Coal mine gets an exemption

Jamieson Murphy
By Jamieson Murphy
Updated April 9 2019 - 9:35pm, first published 9:30pm
Farmers cop river pumping embargo, while mine gets an exemption

FARMERS have questioned why Whitehaven Coal's Maules Creek mine has been allowed to continue taking water from the Namoi River in NSW during the biggest pumping embargo to ever hit the catchment.


Jamieson Murphy

Jamieson Murphy

National Rural Affairs reporter

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