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State government says coal exploration will not go ahead in Wollombi but allows it to proceed in Wollar

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
May 7 2022 - 12:00am
Wollar locals protest against Peabody's Wilpinjong mine expansion. Picture: Lock the Gate.

The state government has acknowledged that coal will deliver increasingly uncertain economic returns and the fossil fuel has an "finite life span" as an energy source.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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