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Environment Matters

Greens welcome Toro delay

Australian Greens Statement

The Australian Greens have welcomed Environment Minister Tony Burke's decision to delay assessment of Toro's Wiluna uranium project in Western Australia.

“Toro have been telling nervous investors that Commonwealth approvals were a done deal in 2012,” Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

City of Swan fails to listen to ratepayers and approves Red Hill Quarry

Greens Alison Xamon Statement on Dec 13

Last night the City of Swan approved the controversial extension of the Hanson quarry at Red Hill against the advice of the EPA and against the wishes of many in its own community, says Greens East Metro MP Alison Xamon.

Lynn MacLaren and Robin Chapple slam Opposition’s plan to close RRRC

Greens Statement

South Metropolitan Region Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has slammed the Opposition Leader’s plan to shut down the waste composting facility at the Regional Waste Recovery Centre (RRRC) in Canning Vale.

Premier’s approach ostracising all in the push to develop James Price Point

Greens Statement

The Australian Greens say the blinkered vision of the WA Government in seeking to develop James Price Point is undermining the project by ostracising Aboriginal people, community members and Joint Venture partners alike.

Life at Jervoise Bay and Woodman Point to Change in New Climate

Lynn MacLaren Statement

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren revealed today the impacts climate change is having on Cockburn, and called for state government action to relieve pressure on local council efforts to adapt to climate change.

Phosphorus limits to improve waterway health

Ministerial Statement

Protection of the State’s rivers and waterways would be increased with the introduction on January 1 of new limits on the amount of phosphorus contained in home garden fertilisers.

Local Anthropologist Raises Number Concerns With Perth Scarp Mining Expansion Process at Red Hill

Local Anthopologist has raised a number of issues with the Red Hill expansion.
 
"Is the wool once again being pulled over our eyes by Local and State government with regards to approving the destruction of ancient and unique Aboriginal heritage?

 

Perth Scarp Further Quarrying Process Under Question

The City of Swan have on its agenda for Wednesday December 12 a vote on the extension of Quarrying operation in the Perth Darling Scarp.

This vote is to continue a process set in motion by Minister for Environment and Water Bill Marmion that overruled an EPA recommendation.

$900,000 awarded to shark mitigation

Ministerial Statement

Four leading academic institutes have been awarded more than $900,000 in the first round of research funding as part of the State Government’s Shark Hazard Mitigation Strategies.

Funding to protect endangered cockatoo

Ministerial Statement

 

The Liberal-National Government has allocated $45,000 to a community project in the Wheatbelt dedicated to protecting the rare and endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo.

Agriculture and Food Minister Terry Redman said funding, through the State Natural Resource Management (NRM) program, would go to the Moore Catchment Council to enhance feed sources for the bird.

We don’t need a 2nd marina adjacent to Port Coogee

Statement

Adele has vowed to continue the fight against a new marina at Port Coogee and has questioned why the Greens’ Fremantle candidate would actively promote something so out of step with community sentiment.

Greens’ Bid to Protect Water Mound Fails

Press Release

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren moved in Parliament to stop urban encroachment at Banjup saying it puts the Jandakot Water Mound at risk and will unacceptably expose residents to aircraft noise.

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