Welcome to the latest edition of the EDO WA eNewsletter. I am very excited to announce that the former Chief Justice of the High Court, Robert French and Emeritus Professor John Bailey (Murdoch University and convenor of the Leeuwin Group of Concerned Scientists) have both agreed to present at EDO WA’s first event for 2017 on Thursday… Read more »
The EDOWA’s key priorities for 2017 are: State-based action on climate change – we will both identify and promote the pathways for the State to take better account of national and international commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This will include scrutiny of environmental impact assessment and approvals processes in respect of greenhouse gas emissions,… Read more »
It has continued to be a busy month here at the EDO WA office and for environmental activism more generally, which is unsurprising given that as I write this it is only days away from the State election. On that front, we were pleased to participate in an important forum presented by some of our… Read more »
Rey Resources has applied for a licence to build its Duchess Paradise coal mine, almost 200 kilometres south-east of Derby, near the Fitzroy River. The Environmental Protection Authority has determined that the Duchess Paradise Project shall be assessed at the level of Public Environmental Review. The EDOWA is representing a traditional owner who has lodged… Read more »
The Helena and Aurora Range (Aboriginal name ‘Bungalbin’) is a magnificent banded ironstone formation (BIF) range in Western Australia. 10 years ago, the State’s Environment minister of the day announced these ranges would become a national park. But a few days later, cabinet overturned the decision, downgrading the area to a conservation park, which despite… Read more »
Micklo Corpus is a Yawuru traditional owner of country in and around Broome, and has been camping at the entrance to Buru Energy’s Yulleroo gas field for a several years. Buru Energy is planning to frack two wells at the site 70 kilometres east of Broome to test the potential of the process to produce… Read more »
We are pleased to announce that our new website on www.edowa.org.au is now published.