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Friday 24th of May 2019 (UTC)

Environment – Page 4

Costing Us The Earth

What is the fate of this planet while at the hands of ever increasing human activity? For many the battle to deny radical climate change is nearing an end but the battle to do something about it has barely begun. Glaciers are vanishing, the Greenland Ice Shield is melting, and the forests are being stripped […]

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Woodside dumps gas hub

An emotional Phillip Roe spoke of both his joy and relief at the news that Woodside has decided to sink the James Price Point (Walmadany) gas hub proposal. “We are celebrating, we are overjoyed, we gave up so much of our time and fought a long battle. I gave up my job to save Country. […]

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Legal action commences on EPA’s approval for James Price Point Gas hub

Goolarabooloo Traditional Custodian Richard Hunter and The Wilderness Society WA have commenced legal proceedings in the WA Supreme Court against the WA Environment Protection Authority and against State Environment Minister Bill Marmion for giving the go-ahead approvals to the Woodside led joint venture James Price Point (Walmadany) liquefied natural gas processing complex hub. Elder Richard […]

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First Uranium mine in WA may mean 40 uranium mines by 2030

Western Australia will be exporting uranium within two years after the Federal Government granted environmental approval to Toro Energy’s Wiluna project – To many people this was unexpected, including to Wiluna’s Aboriginal peoples and to anti-uranium mining and anti-nuclear advocates nationwide. The Federal Environment Minister, Tony Burke decided to provide the go-ahead to Toro’s $270 […]

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The nuclear renaissance that never was

First published in The West Australian, 26.3.2013 The second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster has come and gone. But here in West Australia, rather than reflection on the lives affected by Australian uranium sold to and used at the Fukushima Dai-ichi reactors, uranium hopefuls are celebrating the re-election of a pro-uranium Government at the same […]

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Tension builds up as Gas hub decision nears

  Tension is building as the Woodside led joint venture project proposal for a $40 billion gas hub precinct on Walmadany (James Price Point) nears its May deadline for the decision of whether it will go ahead at the site. Nearby the intended site is Walmadan Tent Embassy where Goolarbooloo Senior Law Box Phillip Roe […]

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Arnhem Land Traditional Owners call for an end to fracking

Arnhem Elders and landowners are calling on the Northern Territory and Federal Governments to halt fracking in the Arnhem – on land and seas. While Traditional Owners can to some extent veto fracking on their lands, they cannot do anything to stop fracking in the sea. Milingimbi Traditional Owner Ben Marrjarra Pascoe the nearby seas […]

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Conservationists and the FPC continue to clash over native forest logging

Conservationists have hit back at the Forest Products Commission’s (FPC) claims that for plantation estates to offset native forest logging would take 30 years of investment. An FPC spokeswoman said that conservationists were wrong in arguing that plantation timber needed to grow three-fold for native forest logging to stop if the current demand on timber […]

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Kimberley voters send strong message – “do not build the Gas Hub”

The swing against the Greens in Western Australia was a significant four percent but their Kimberley candidate, Chris Maher, has had a 12 per cent swing to him. For a time during the vote count it looked like he may win – and become the first Greens in WA elected from a general election into […]

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James Price Point Gas Hub poses threat to Humpback Whales

A scientific report released today calls into question the Western Australian Environment Minister’s environmental approval of the contentious James Price Point Gas Hub proposed for just north of Broome. The peer-reviewed report is from an extensive shore-based scientific survey that documented Humpback whale use of the James Price Point area, who migrate to the area […]

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