|Palaeontologist Steve Salisbury at James Price Point 2011|
When the pair met last year, Mr Salisbury claims they had a discussion related to the protection of the sites estimated to be up to 130 million years old.
He told George Manning on Kimberley Mornings, Mr Vogel indicated at that time that had the EPA known of such sites in 2008, then they would have picked a different site.
Possibly nearby Gordon Bay, where the EPA had determined that less environmental impact was likely. Mr Salisbury expressing his surprise at yesterday's recommendation.