Majority of EPA board barred from making decision on Browse LNG project:
Dr Vogel explained why the four board members were stood down.
"Elizabeth Carr, from day one of her appointment, was excluded from deliberation and decision making as a result of her previous employment with the Department of State Development," Dr Vogel said.
"That (the department) is the proponent in this case, so that means the Minister for State Development, the Premier Colin Barnett, is the proponent. It's not Woodside, it's the state of Western Australia.
"She never participated in anything, whether it was a site visit or a discussion, so from day one she was excluded.
"Dennis Glennon and Chris Whitaker own Woodside shares in self-managed superannuation funds. And even though, as I said, Woodside is not the proponent, there may be the perception of a conflict of interest, so I determined they should be excluded from deliberations and decision making.
"Dr Rod Lukatelich is employed by BP, and BP is one of the joint venture partners should this proposal be approved and implemented."