|Looking north towards James Price Point|
Broome Community No Gas Campaign
EPA decision delayed on Browse development
28 June 2012
Environment Minister Bill Marmion's decision to delay the release of the Environmental Protection Authority’s report into the proposed gas hub at James Price Point, near Broome, has today been welcomed by the Broome Community No Gas Campaign.
The community is calling on the Minister to appoint an independent board to make the final recommendation to government.
'Minister Marmion's announcement comes in the wake of revelations around conflicts of interest by board members, leaving only the Chair Paul Vogel to make the decision on the extremely controversial, $50 billion development.
‘The Minister's need to seek legal advice shows that this has been a flawed process and we are calling on the Minister to scrap the current report and appoint a new, independent board. Anything less will not allow the community to have any confidence in the EPA's recommendations' said Nik Wevers, spokesperson for the Broome Community No Gas Campaign
'The Minister's statements acknowledge the community's questions around the probity and integrity of the EPA's decision making processes, and that this is the largest and most complex decision in the EPA's history. There is no way that a decision of this magnitude should be left to one individual'
For comment from the Broome Community No Gas Campaign, please contact Nik Wevers on 0417 998 598