WA mining lobby says no new project would be approved under Graeme Samuel reforms

WA mining lobby says no new project would be approved under Graeme Samuel reforms

The Guardian

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Critics say Chamber of Minerals and Energy is effectively admitting it is comfortable with degradation of environment

Western Australia’s mining lobby says it would be impossible to get new developments approved under national environmental standards recommended by an independent review led by former competition watchdog boss Graeme Samuel.

In a submission to a Senate inquiry considering a government bill to introduce new environmental standards, Western Australia’s Chamber of Minerals and Energy criticised Samuel’s proposed reforms as they would “fundamentally raise the bar”, while supporting the government’s approach.

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