Environmental group Save The Tarkine will appeal against a decision to approve a proposed iron ore mine in the Tarkine.
The group announced this morning that it would lodge an application in the Federal court for a judicial review of the decision to approve Venture Minerals' Riley Creek mine.
Save the Tarkine said it would allege that the approval decision made by former Environment Minister Mark Butler was unlawful.
“We believe that this case demonstrates the lack of regard for the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act in decisions affecting the Tarkine”, Save the Tarkine campaign coordinator Scott Jordan said.
Mr Jordan described the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal decision handed down yesterday as odd and disappointing.
The application will be lodged this week.