April Fool? BHP appeals on being caught out.
BHP announced today that it will appeal the Supreme Court ruling, so that it doesn’t have to do what the Mining Act requires of it during exploration.
BHP says “The Court decision creates significant practical difficulties, not only for resource companies but for landowners and banking institutions as well.”
So, all of a sudden, BHP has concerns for the landowners over whose freehold they thought they had supreme trampling rights? Why doesn’t it have concern for the food production capabilities of this State? Or for the water contamination mining causes state wide? Or for the communities in which coal mining causes poor health?
We say that BHP only has concern for its own rights and all the rest is surely an April Fool!