Welcome to the April edition of the EDOWA bulletin.
The Rocky Hill case has been heralded as a landmark decision for the recognition of climate change in relation to environmental approvals and decision-making. In this case note, EDOWA solicitors Ruby Hamilton and Sarah Flynne examine the key aspects of the case and what it could mean for WA. A summary version of the case… Read more »
March was an exciting month for the Environmental Defender’s Office WA (EDOWA). We started the month at the Court of Appeal for the Yeelirrie Appeal hearing. It was a great day in Court with our fantastic counsel advocating for our environmental laws to defend country and threatened species. See below for further details. On 25… Read more »
The Environmental Defender’s Office WA supports reinstatement of funding for the national network of Environmental Defender’s Offices. The EDOs of Australia media release relating to today’s federal policy announcement is available here. A further media release including comments from EDOWA is provided below.
The Environmental Defender’s Office WA supports the governance framework developed by the WA Environmental Protection Authority for greenhouse gas emissions through the Environmental Factor Guideline and Technical Guidance documents.
Today the EPA released its anticipated revised guidance on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from significant new or expanding proposals in Western Australia. EDOWA coordinated submissions with the Conservation Council of WA and The Wilderness Society WA to the EPA in relation to this guidance. In line with the suggestions we made in our submissions, the… Read more »
We have kick-started the year with a number of positive environmental law developments discussed below. EDOWA looks forward to another year of protecting WA’s unique environment through advice and representation on public interest environmental law matters. We bid farewell to Declan Doherty who is finishing his tenure as Principal Solicitor in March. We thank Declan… Read more »