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Woodside withdrawal from James Price Point – could signal a big win for Western Australia

Reports that Woodside is shelving its planned Browse gas project at James Price Point could signal a big win for the Kimberley and the environment alike, the Greens said today.

"These are very encouraging reports and it is important that Woodside and the WA Government announce the decision, if it has been made," Senator Rachel Siewert said.

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Barnett and Woodside cling to obsolete plan to wreck James Price Point while industry leaders move on

Woodside and Colin Barnett's plan to wreck James Price Point is looking increasingly obsessive as leading companies turn their backs on obsolete onshore processing, the Greens said today.

Speaking from Broome today Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said "Shell and Exxon Mobil are pursuing floating LNG projects while Woodside clings to its plan to ruin the pristine coast at James Price Point".

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JPP gas hub threatens newly listed endangered ecological community

Rachel Siewert 4 Mar 2013

The Australian Greens said today that Woodside’s proposed massive gas hub at James Price Point will destroy areas of endangered ecological communities just listed by the Federal Government.

"The listing of monsoon vine thickets in the Kimberley as an endangered ecological community should be the final signal for Woodside to abandon James Price Point as the site for its gas hub," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on the Kimberley said today.

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Burke must intervene as Barnett rubber stamps destruction of Aboriginal heritage at James Price Point

Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke must intervene immediately to protect Aboriginal heritage at James Price Point and beyond in the wake of the Western Australian government's decision to allow the Woodside Petroleum Gas Hub to disturb Aboriginal heritage sites, the Australian Greens said today.

Greens leader Senator Christine Milne said "I'm shocked that the West Australian government is allowing such destructive acts to happen, particularly when there are two court cases pending.

"Tony Burke has to step in immediately to protect this priceless heritage."

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Greens say Barnett should abandon compulsory acquisition

Rachel Siewert 10 Dec 2012

The Australian Greens say the WA Government should abandon any further attempts to compulsorily acquire land at James Price Point.

“The threat to compulsorily acquire land has led division amongst Aboriginal people and has undermined the concept of free, prior and informed consent,” Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

“Yet again we see another failure of due process, which demonstrates the Government’s lack of concern or consideration when it comes to James Price Point – they’re much more interested in developing their industrial hub, whatever the cost.

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Obligation now lies with Burke to protect James Price Point - Greens

Rachel Siewert 30 Oct 2012

 

The Australian Greens say the obligation to protect James Price Point now lies with Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke, after the WA Government accepted the findings of the Appeals Committee’s report which found in favour of the original, tainted EPA assessment of the proposed LNG Hub and industrial gateway.

“It is incredibly disappointing that the WA Government has backed the findings of the flawed EPA assessment despite the astounding number of appeals lodged against their decision,” Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

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Greens encourage MPs to tune in as Kimberley dino footprints come to prime time

Rachel Siewert 4 Oct 2012

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert urges all state and federal MPs should watch tonight’s episode of Catalyst on ABC to better understand the importance of the dinosaur track ways under threat by development at James Price Point.

“I encourage Premier Barnett and his Cabinet colleagues to spend some time in front of the TV tonight and see what is being jeopardised in the ongoing drive for industrial development at James Price Point,” Senator Siewert said today.

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