Legal Advice Sought Over EPA Process

Legal Advice Sought Over EPA Process

Western Australia Environment Minister Bill Marmion

Minister Seeks Legal Advice Of EPA Process

Victor P Taffa

  • Report’s publication delayed
  • Ensuring due process is followed

Environment Minister Bill Marmion will delay the publication of the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) report into the proposed Browse Liquefied Natural Gas processing precinct at James Price Point.

Mr. Marmion said in light of the public statements made this week questioning the appropriateness of the EPA’s processes, he wanted to delay publication of the report until he sought legal advice.

“This proposal is extremely complex and I want to ensure due process has been followed at all levels.” Mr. Marmion said.

The Minister said he had requested legal advice as a matter of priority. 

Fact File

  • Environmental Protection Act 1986 allows Minister to determine when an EPA report can be published
  • EPA’s environmental impact assessment of Browse LNG proposal is biggest and most complex ever conducted in EPA history