The Leeuwin Group calls all parties to support an Environment Court in Western Australia

Emeritus Professor John Bailey, the convenor of the Leeuwin Group of Concerned Scientists, said, “Recent Court findings and Government decisions have demonstrated that WA needs to join the rest of the country and establish an Environment Court urgently”.

Yeelirrie approval sets dangerous extinction precedent

State and national environment groups condemn yesterday’s decision by the Environment Minister to approve the Yeelirrie uranium mine, which the EPA recommended be rejected in August 2016.

Wiluna uranium plans a long way from a done deal

Media Release – 10/01/17

State and National Environment groups have raised concerns and alarm at the fast-tracking of uranium mine assessments by the State Government ahead of the WA election, following the granting of approval for Toro Energy’s Wiluna uranium project in the Northern Goldfields.

Roe 8 opponents vow to continue fight for wetlands despite court loss

Opponents of the Perth Freight Link and Roe 8 toll road have vowed to maintain their fight to hold the Barnett Government to account over irreversible impacts on endangered wildlife.

Roe 8 Opponents Receive Major Boost in Battle to Halt Wetlands Destruction

Growing community opposition to Roe 8, the first component of the Perth Freight Link, received a major boost today with Labor leader Mark McGowan committing to axe the project if elected and the State Government agreeing to halt clearing until January 9 in response to a Federal Court matter.

Uranium plans at Mulga face a Rocky future

MEDIA RELEASE

MONDAY 19th DECEMBER 

Environment groups and Aboriginal Community member will step up their efforts against Vimy Resources’ proposed Mulga Rock uranium mine, 240 kilometres north-east of Kalgoorlie, following the decision by the WA Environment Minister to provide conditional approval for the operation

Community groups undeterred by Roe 8 High Court decision

Members of the community gathered outside the High Court in Perth this morning, supporting Save Beeliar Wetlands in their bid to challenge the first stage of the $1.9 billion Perth Freight Link project.

New EPA policy caves to industry pressure on climate and carbon pollution

The State’s peak environment organisation has strongly criticised the WA Environmental Protection Authority for buckling to industry and Government pressure by omitting climate change and carbon pollution from its revised policy guideline for environmental impact assessment.

Minister rejects uranium companies appeal

MEDIA RELEASE
Wednesday 14th December 2016

The Conservation Council of WA has congratulated Environment Minister Albert Jacob for dismissing an appeal by mining company Cameco, which had attempted to overturn the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)’s recommendation against the controversial Yeelirrie uranium mine proposal.