Environment Minister Bill Marmion has appointed Dr Roy Green to investigate more than 200 appeals received regarding the Environmental Protection Authority’s report on the Browse Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Precinct at James Price Point.
Dr Green has considerable experience in government and the petroleum industry, including chairing an expert panel for quarantine management at the Gorgon LNG Project on Barrow Island Nature Reserve.
“Dr Green is appointed as an appeals committee (again only one more man in a Committee????????) and will investigate all appeals received,” Mr Marmion said.
|Construction of a three-train, 15 MMt/a LNG plant on Barrow Island. At James Price Point they are proposing to construct a 50 MMt/a LNG plant, one of the largest in the world.|
“He has previously been the chief executive of the CSIRO and deputy chairman of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), and as such, is considered to have an eminent standing to undertake the committee role.”
Dr Roy Green AO, DSc (Hon), FTSE, FAIP, FIP, formerly the deputy head of WA's Environmental Protection Authority, in 2000 was working as a consultant scrutinising British company Pangea's plan to bury nuclear waste in the WA outback.
He believed the Pangea proposal deserved proper examination.
"I am convinced the only real way forward for the radioactive waste that's around now is to bury it," he said. "Leaving it on the surface isn't a way forward."
Dr Green was appointed to the EPA in May 1998 and took over as deputy chairman in January 2000.
He is a Physicist.
Roy Green was the Chairman of Australia's National Heritage Trust - the National Land and Water Resources Audit. He was Deputy Chairman of the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority, and a member of the Natural Heritage Trust Advisory Committee. Roy Green also chaired the Maritime Education and Research Alliance.
Previous appointments include Chief Executive of CSIRO, Director of CSIRO’s Institute of Natural Resources land Environment, and Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth Departments of Science and Technology, Science and Industry, and Technology and Commerce. He was also Australian delegate to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, and Secretary of the Australian Science and Technology Council (ASTEC). Roy Green was Chair of the Pulp and Paper Research Advisory Board, the Australian Marine Science and Technology Ltd., and of the Heads of Marine Agencies. He has also been a member of the State of the Environment Advisory Council, the Australian Marine Industries and Sciences Council, the Australian Space Council, and the Centre for Innovation and International Competitiveness at the University of Sydney.
Roy Green completed a Bachelor’s degree in the UK and an MA and PhD in physics in Canada.. He is an Officer in the Order of Australia, and has an honorary Doctorate of Science from Curtin University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics, the Institute of Physics, and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE).
In 2004 he was one of the four members of ANSTO's external Technical Advisory Committee
In 2005 Dr Roy Green, former deputy chair of the Environmental Protection Authority, headed up the Greenhouse and Energy Taskforce that would advise the Government on practical and economically feasible ways to manage greenhouse gas emissions from the stationary (non-transport) energy sector.
He was the Chairman of the EPA Review Committee into Fire Management in the Kimberley and other Rangeland Regions of Western Australia in 2006