Meet the EDO: Jacob Wotherspoon, Piddington Society Paralegal

So you can get to know us better, we are introducing you to all the key players at EDOWA who make sure the office stays running. In case you missed it in our April newsletter, here is a brief chat with Piddington Society paralegal, Jacob Wotherspoon. How long have you been with EDO? I have been… Read more »

April 2017 Newsletter

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 »

Statement of Strategic Priorities 2017

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 »

March 2017 Newsletter

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 »

Protecting the Fitzroy Basin

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 »

Protecting the Helena Aurora range from mining

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 »

EDOWA in Court with native title landowner to stop fracking

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 »