Read on below to view the latest WA Environmental news, opportunities for public participation on a number of development proposals and regulatory proposals affecting the state and national environment, and more!
On 19 March 2018, EDOWA lodged a detailed submission to the Independent Scientific Panel Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation in Western Australia 2017 (Fracking Inquiry). Our submission focused on the third item of the Fracking Inquiry’s Terms of Reference: regulatory mechanisms that may be employed to mitigate or minimise risks to an acceptable level. It… Read more »
As always, it has been a very busy and productive period for EDOWA and its clients. We completed a detailed submission to the Independent Scientific Inquiry into Fracking, outlining our concerns with the legal and regulatory mechanisms that would apply to fracking if the current moratorium was lifted. In doing so, we made over 40 recommendations… Read more »
WildEarth Guardians; Sierra Club v United States Bureau of Land Management, and Wyoming Mining Association; BTU Western Resources, Inc.; State of Wyoming; National Mining Association, 15-8109 1 (10th Cir, 2017). CASE STUDY – MARA PAPAVASSILIOU AND RUBY HAMILTON SUMMARY In an appeal against a decision of the Federal District Court, the US 10th… Read more »
We hope that you had an restful festive season and managed to venture outside, recharge, and enjoy some of Western Australia’s amazing environment during the break. We spent some time in our south-west forests, and in doing so was able to reflect on some of EDOWA’s achievements in 2017. This included acting for Tjiwarl Traditional Custodians in a… Read more »
Over the past few months, a group, consisting of Rossmoyne SHS students Michael Lee, Charlotte Kirke, Chaki Ramesh and Rafid Hasan, have reinvented the second hand shopping experience for a social innovation competition. With the generosity of Riverton library, they were able to test our ideas at the library’s courtyard. Through surveys of local communities,… Read more »
The EDOWA has much to celebrate at this 2017 Annual General Meeting. There has been excellent progress in rebuilding our team, stabilising our budget and re-invigorating our core activities. There are four key achievements since the last AGM. In late 2016 and early 2017, our then Acting Manager, Shayla Strapps, completed the review and reform… Read more »