Our friends at the Conservation Council of WA (CCWA) have been very busy.
On 8 June 2021, they released this media statement:
Today further approvals for the Woodside Scarborough and Pluto LNG expansion have been provided by the WA Minister for Environment; Climate Action, with no assessment of the project’s impacts on the climate or Aboriginal heritage.
Conservation Council of WA (CCWA) Director Piers Verstegen said the new conditions imposed on the Pluto LNG facility project would still result in carbon pollution from the project equal to 14 coal-fired power stations every year and did not address concerns regarding the project’s impacts on Aboriginal heritage.
“The approvals issued today fail to resolve the key challenges and uncertainties surrounding the Scarborough and Pluto LNG project, which continue to make this project an extremely risky investment proposition.