September has been another busy and productive month at EDOWA. As you may know, EDOWA has been representing the Conservation Council WA and Traditional Owners in an application to the Supreme Court for judicial review of the decision to approve the Yeelirrie Uranium Project. In late August the Supreme Court decided that it would hear… Read more »

WA Government Bans Fracking, pending a scientific inquiry

On 5 September 2017 the West Australian government announced that it had banned fracking in the South West, Peel and Perth metropolitan regions and put in place a statewide moratorium, pending an independent scientific inquiry. The moratorium prohibits companies from using fracking during exploration or production. A committee, to be chaired by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)… Read more »

How to Regulate Diffuse Water Pollution from Agriculture

Jeanette Jensen is currently doing a PhD in the area of environmental and water resources law with the title ‘How to Regulate Diffuse Source Water Pollution from Agriculture? A Comparative Analysis of the Australian and the European Union Legal Frameworks’. She recently graduated with a Master of Mining and Energy Laws from the University of… Read more »

EDOWA News August 2017

It has been another busy month here at EDOWA. We recently concluded our Access to Environmental Justice crowdfunding campaign, and I am very pleased to say that we raised close to $30,000. Thank you very much to everyone who donated to the campaign as well as those who assisted by spreading the word, attended the… Read more »

EDOWA News July 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of the EDO WA news. First I would like to thank everyone who attended the recent Innovations in Land Use seminar which we held in conjunction with the Piddington Society and with generous support from Curtin University, Castledine Gregory and Solomon Brothers. In the EDOWA office we are working hard in… Read more »

Centre for Stories Provide Scott Ludlam’s Speech with EDOWA

This post was first published on www.centreforstories.com, hosts of EDOWA’s Dreaming Green event. On June 6th, Centre for Stories hosted an event in collaboration with Environmental Defender’s Office WA (EDOWA) for World Environment Day 2017. ‘Dreaming Green: Envisioning a Sustainable Future Through Storytelling’ was a fundraiser event hoping to raise money for EDOWA’s crowdfunding campaign. Our… Read more »

EDOWA News June 2017

Welcome to the June edition of the EDOWA News. We recently visited the Helena and Aurora Range with the Wildflower Society of WA as part of the work we have been doing with several conservation groups to protect this magnificent range from a mining project. You can read about this work here. We are next in… Read more »