The New South Wales Government renews part of the coal exploration licence for the controversial Shenhua Watermark project on the Liverpool Plains in the north-west of the state, with a promise not to release any other parts of the area for exploration.

A plan to build an emergency storage facility capable of holding "several thousand tonnes" of dead fish causes a big stink with the local council, with the mayor saying the industry has "lied" about the amount of support its idea has from the community.

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