MAPW makes a Submission on Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014

The Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC) is under immediate attack and there was only a small window of opportunity to make our views heard to the Inquiry pannel regarding the planned changes. One of the government’s key pushes is to devolve power for decisions, re uranium mining, to the states/territories. In the process of doing som any weakening of the legislation would see a significant reduction in protection and process – a recent example highlighting this can be seen with Toro Energy’s uranium proposal at Wiluna in WA where the WA authorities gave the all clear while the Feds imposed 35 conditions that need to be addressed before the project can advance. Click here to read our submission in full