Giant gas projects may escape bid to slash WA carbon pollution by 2030

WA Today
Peter Milne
August 4, 2022

 

Western Australia’s environmental watchdog wants “a deep and substantial reduction” in greenhouse gas emissions this decade in a tightening of the regulatory screw against industry in the only state with rising emissions since the Paris Agreement benchmark year of 2005.

However, three giant Chevron and Woodside gas export projects under assessment by the WA Environmental Protection Authority this year are likely to escape the proposed tougher approach that will not come into effect until late 2022.

 

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